February 28, 2018 – Matthew 15:27-28

And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. Then Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, great is your faith: be it to you even as you will. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

– Matthew 15:27-28

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

From the exchange between the Lord Jesus and the Canaanite woman, we can see the woman had true faith in the Lord and received His grace and blessings in the end. Just as God’s words say, “Why did the Lord Jesus praise the faith of this person? It was not because she was willing to be a dog, nor was it because she was willing to eat bread crumbs. This is all secondary. What was it that the Lord Jesus praised her for? It was that she didn’t care whether the Lord Jesus saw her as a dog, as a person, or as the devil Satan. She didn’t care what He saw her as. The most important point was that she regarded the Lord Jesus as God, and that she affirmed the Lord Jesus to be the Lord, and to be God. This is a truth and a fact that is eternally unchanging. The Lord Jesus was God, was the Lord, was the One affirmed as such in her heart, and that was enough. Irrespective of whether the Lord Jesus saved her or didn’t save her, whether He saw her as someone to eat with together at table, or as a disciple, or a follower, or whether He saw her as a lapdog or guard dog, it was all fine, she didn’t care. In any case, it was enough for her to acknowledge that the Lord Jesus was the Lord of her heart; this was her greatest faith.” From this passage we can see the reason that Lord Jesus praised the Canaanite woman was because she didn’t care how the Lord Jesus looked upon her, nor did she care what attitude He was toward her and in what manner He treated her. She didn’t mind whether the Lord saw her as a dog or a follower. She thought how the Lord looked upon her or in what manner He treated her was His business. In her heart, she regarded the Lord Jesus as God, as the Creator. So when she begged for the Lord Jesus’ help, she possessed the sense that a created being should have: No matter what God did, God’s status and identity in her heart would never change. Her faith was true, rare and precious. This was some part of her that God found most deserving of His approval.

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