God’s Scraps are Great–Mark 7 continued

Jesus was not a racist. He came to show the world the true nature of God.  It was a challenge, though.  Only one group of people faithfully acknowledged him throughout history—the Jewish people.  So he was born and raised Jewish.  He ministered to the people of Israel.  So when a Gentile woman sought his assistance, he was finally able to reveal the true difference between the old and new covenant—The old was a national covenant while the new was a personal one.  Jesus came to reveal God to individuals, not people groups.  So he showed love to Jews and Gentiles alike.  That was a great hope for the world and a great confusion for the Jews.

Our joy is that he came to seek and save the lost which includes us in whole and part.  We simply must, as the gentile woman did, believe him and trust him.  It is the personal faith in his ability to save us, compete us and lead us that is the basis for his ministry.  If we lose sight that he is specifically interested in our lives, victories, defeats and needs, then we are no different than those that worship the created things and not the creator.  He is awesome and loves us for who and whose we are.

God Bless You

 Then Jesus left Galilee and went north to the region of Tyre.[i] He didn’t want anyone to know which house he was staying in, but he couldn’t keep it a secret. 25 Right away a woman who had heard about him came and fell at his feet. Her little girl was possessed by an evil[j] spirit, 26 and she begged him to cast out the demon from her daughter.

Since she was a Gentile, born in Syrian Phoenicia, 27 Jesus told her, “First I should feed the children—my own family, the Jews.[k] It isn’t right to take food from the children and throw it to the dogs.”

28 She replied, “That’s true, Lord, but even the dogs under the table are allowed to eat the scraps from the children’s plates.”

29 “Good answer!” he said. “Now go home, for the demon has left your daughter.” 30 And when she arrived home, she found her little girl lying quietly in bed, and the demon was gone.

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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