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Children's Bread

Aiden Matthams

Matthew 15:24-28 But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!” But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.” And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour."

The context of this story is that the woman pleading with Jesus was a gentile woman, who had not yet been included in to the covenant with God, as this was pre-crucifiction, which meant that gentiles had not yet been 'grafted in' as sons of God.

I want to point out firstly that even on a technicality, this woman was able to receive from God by appealing to His mercy and showing great faith and persistence. EVEN after Jesus declined to help her, she was able to prevail with persistent and bold faith.

But what I want to say to day, is that

I think many people come to the Lord still believing that they are 'little dogs' in God's house instead of sons and daughters.

Ever since the cross and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the gentiles (anyone non-Jewish) have been included in God's plan of redemption and salvation.

There are no dogs in the house of God, and you are welcomed at the table as a son, as a daughter.

As the father said to his son, the older brother of the prodigal, "everything I have is yours."

Everything God has is yours. It's his good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Healing, wholeness, joy, peace, prosperity in every way all belongs to the children of God. Come to him believing! Come to him and receive just as a child today. In Jesus name, Amen.

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