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Take It

Good Morning.  Here’s Today’s Nugget to chew on:

“Take It”

Matthew 15:22-28 New International Version (NIV)

22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”  23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”

24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”  25 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.

26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”  27 “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”

28 Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.

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Further Thought:  We find in today’s passage that initially, Jesus was only sent to the children of Israel.  But we found a non-Jew [the Canaanite woman] who believed what Jesus was preaching.  It shouldn’t be that we, as regular churchgoers, are hearing the words of salvation but not believing them, and then we have someone who’s never been to church, who knows little about the word and comes in and immediately receives it.  In today’s passage, we find the Canaanite woman who said if they who you came to deliver this Good News won’t receive it, then I’ll take it [healing] for my daughter.  So, let’s follow the example of the Canaanite woman and take [believe] what Jesus [the Word of God] says about whatever we are facing.  It belongs to you, but you have to take the time to hear the solution the Word of God provides, believe it, and receive it as yours.

Have a great day and keep chewing on God’s Word. 

Additional references:  Romans 10:17; Proverbs 4:20-22; Romans 12:2; Mark 11:22-24 and 1 John 5:14-15

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