Favorite Compliment Jesus Pays

My favorite compliment that Jesus paid was to the centurion in Matthew 8:5-13 and Luke 7:1-10, when He said to him:

“Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!”

The centurion was representative of the Gentiles, who Jesus said would enter into heaven long before any of the so-called “religious” Jews would (Matthew 8:11-12). Being in command of soldiers, he truly understood authority and its implications, whereas the religious Jews often disregarded God’s authority and commands (Matthew 15:1-9; Mark 7:1-13).

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