For I also am a man set under authority… (Taken from Luke of KJV of the Bible.)
Submitting to authority is difficult for many in these days and times. People desire to do their own thing, in their own way, whenever they feel. They see authority as limiting, refraining personal freedom. When authority is understood and not abused, it becomes a tremendous blessing. It allows individuals to work towards a common goal, providing roles and boundaries for those involved.
The centurion was a man of military discipline. He understood how to take commands as well as give them. Additionally, he recognized and respected authority when he saw it. As a result, he went down in history as a man having “so great faith.”
THOUGHT TO PONDER: Authority is not a demeaning word. It provides great liberty when it is operated in properly.
Excerpt taken from Nuggets of Faith