He Said What?

“…when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”
…Interesting question.
We do know, however, that—on another visit—He did find it:
“I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such great faith.”
Who was this person, and why would the Perfect Savior say such a thing?
Well, let’s see: a soldier in a largely faithless city; wealthy, but who cared for a sick slave; known for love and help for God’s people. This very man, having sent for Jesus for healing of his slave, suddenly called off the plan: “I am not worthy for You to come under my roof… I did not even consider myself worthy to come to You, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed.”
Just like Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and myriads of others, this centurion was singled out by the Most High God to believe—Hallelujah:
And be humbled in the process.
The gift of faith is just that—a gift—and ought to bring us to true humility, recognizing our smallness in contrast to the greatness of God.
Faith that saves… is faith that changes.
Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them.
When God’s power is approaching, are we like the centurion? Believing? Malleable? Humbled?
Will He find “such great faith”?
I’ve heard it said while here on earth we’re subject to inflation. (Becoming puffed up.) We must, consistently and pro actively, deflate. If we are given faith, opportunities are everywhere: thorny trials, difficult people, or the best deflation device, dedicated study of the living Word of God.
It is a lifetime of inflation and deflation. [Oh, and a side note: either of these, without the other, is off the track.]
“…when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”
…Interesting question.

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One Response to He Said What?

  1. eliza says:

    Love this, friend. Too true about the process of inflation and deflation.

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