DOGS UNDER THE TABLE: Matthew 15:21-28
Matthew 15:21–28 NASB “Jesus went away from there, and withdrew into the district of Tyre and Sidon. And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is cruelly demon-possessed.” But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, “Send her away, because she keeps shouting at us.” But He answered and said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
Matthew 15:21–28 NASB (cont) But she came and began to bow down before Him, saying, “Lord, help me!” And He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” But she said, “Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus said to her, “O woman, your faith is great; it shall be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed at once.
Mark 7:27–28 NASB(cont) And He was saying to her, “Let the children be satisfied first, for it is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” But she answered and said to Him, “Yes, Lord, but even the dogs under the table feed on the children’s crumbs.”
DESPERATE: • Dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair. • Extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken as a last resort • Extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire • A sense of urgency & an air of expectancy • Hebrews 11:6 • And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek diligently Him.
Opposition To Your Faith: • There will always be opposition to your faith • The answer to opposition is confidence in the face of impossible situations • The answer you give your opposition is the key to God’s heart!
When you come with a sense of urgency and an air of expectancy you will receive what you need from God.