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Jesus heals Canaanite woman's daughter.

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Matthew 15:21-28 Mark 7:24-30
21And going out from there, Jesus withdrew to the parts of Tyre and Sidon. 22And behold, a woman of Canaan coming out of these borders cried to Him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is grievously vexed with a demon. 23But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and begged Him, saying, Send her away, for she cries after us. 24But He answered and said, I am not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, Lord, help me! 26But He answered and said, It is not good to take the children's bread and to throw it to dogs. 27And she said, True, O Lord; but even the little dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' tables. 28Then Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, great is your faith! So be it to you even as you wish. And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
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24And He arose from there and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon. And He entered into a house and desired no one to know it. But He could not be hidden. 25For a woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of Him and came and fell at His feet. 26The woman was a Greek, a Syro-phoenician by race. And she begged Him that He would cast the demon out of her daughter. 27But Jesus said to her, Let the children first be filled. For it is not right to take the children's loaves and to throw it to the dogs. 28And she answered and said to Him, Yes, Lord, yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs. 29And He said to her, For this saying go, the demon has gone out of your daughter. 30And when she had come to her house, she found the demon had gone out, and her daughter lay on the couch.
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Insights
  • The woman sought out Jesus! We also need to seek out the Lord.
  • She worshiped Him and let her request be known. We should first worship Him and then let our request be made known.
  • She was persistent and kept asking even when at first she was told indirectly and then directly to go away.
  • She did not take offense when she was called a "dog". She either accepted or agreed with it, at the minimum, she acknowledged the statement from Jesus. All the while believing that Jesus was able the fulfill her request.
  • Jesus called, (the act of healing) the "children bread": meaning healing is for the children of God. Today when we partake of communication, we are partaking of the body (the living bread), of Christ and this can also be for our healing, if we can also humble ourselves. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eats of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world, John 6:51.