“Now Jesus started on His way with them; and when He was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to Him, “Lord, do not trouble Yourself further, for I am not worthy for You to come under my roof; for this reason I did not even consider myself worthy to come to You, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed.” Luke 7:6-7 NASB
The Roman Centurion whose slave was sick had a very high view of Jesus and the Jewish nation. Accordingly, he did not feel “fit” or “worthy” of Jesus’ attention and favorites. This humility Jesus found very attractive, quite rare among Israel, He marveled.
Lord, give me this kind of humility, this fear of You that puts my sinful state in the proper perspective.
“But to this one I will look,
To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word.” Isa. 66:2
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10
“If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth;” 1 Peter 1:17