Faith Superior to Circumstances
Matthew 8:5-10
And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came to him a centurion, beseeching him,…

The temptations incident to a military life are neither few nor small. Camps are not churches. Barracks are often baleful. We may, therefore. safely affirm that if a holy life can be lived there, it can be lived anywhere. "God is able to make you stand," though your lot be cast in " slippery places." The leaves of some plants may be plunged in water and taken out dry. They are so defended by a fine, thick down all over their surface that water will lie in "minature lakes" in their hollows for hours, and leave no tinge of dampness. By God's grace the plant of piety may be surrounded by evil influences and yet preserved from their power.

(T. R. Stevenson.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,

WEB: When he came into Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking him,

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