- Series: Luke - A Careful History
- Scripture: Luke 7:1-7:17; 1 Kings 17:7-17:24
These passages teach us that we can't 'earn' merit before God - ie impress him - through the things we do. God's blessings come from the relationship we have with him, and this is enriched through Jesus. In this passage, the centurion recognises Jesus' authority and the power of his word, despite never seeing or meeting him. In doing so, he demonstrated greater faith than Jesus had seen in Israel.