Tuesday, May 8, 2018

May 8

There is a story in the Bible that kind of hurt my feelings a little bit. It’s in this story that you realize that Jesus may not have always been polite. It’s about a Greek woman, referred to as the Syrophoenician, a Gentile. Jesus was in a home, most likely for some rest, away from the stir that He had caused in the Jewish areas. Her young daughter was possessed by a demon and she was asking Him for help. And he said to her, "Let the children be fed first, for it is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs." He called her a dog! But, her reply was awesome! "Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs." Thank goodness the Jews had their fill and there were some leftovers! Are you humble enough to eat the leftover scraps? I’ll take whatever I can get from Jesus. His crumbs taste better than anything else we could ever eat. We must humble ourselves before Him, because whether we are Jew or Gentile, He is God. 

This story is found in Mark 7:24-30

And he said to her, "For this statement you may go your way; the demon has left your daughter." And she went home and found the child lying in bed and the demon gone. Mark 7:29-30

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