Matt8:9 For I myself a man under authority ,with soliders under me. I tell this one, ‘Go’ and he goes;and that one, ‘Come’, and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’and he does it”.
One of the reasons why the Roman Centurion understood the authority of Jesus is because he led men himself. So he had a kinship with Jesus. He also understood about men disobeying and how to reprimand them. I have always thought this shows a beautiful picture of Jesus’ leadership being shown through the Roman Centurion. And it also shows submission. When we are not submitted it will be hard for us to be obedient to what he wants us to do.