PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Matthew 27:54-56
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Surely he was the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:54)
This centurion was not Jewish, so he did not understand this title the same.
For the Romans, a ‘Son of God’ was someone very closely connected to the gods.
Someone that shared that god’s power and purpose, and was supported by that god.
It was an honour attributed to the the Caesars.
Something struck this centurion as significant, to say this.
Here was a cruficied criminal, beaten by Rome, defeated and dead.
Maybe he marvelled at Jesus’s attitude in dying, or maybe he knew more about Jesus.
Whatever it was, it was definitely the Spirit of God revealing this to Him.
I think about what Jesus said to Peter after his confession of Jesus as God’s Son.
“This was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father.” (Matthew 16:17)
Why do I see Jesus as God’s Son, my Saviour and Lord.
It is not just me seeing it, the Father and the Spirit are helping me.
“No one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 12:3)
A reminder to me that I need to pray for those who do not yet see it!
Lord, there are people I know that I want to be able to see You. Please move in them by Your Spirit so they can say, ‘surely, He is the Son of God!’