Great Faith Moves God
God loves faith so much that He draws it out of us. It's also interesting to note that great faith will draw things out of God that otherwise might not been available. Jesus ignored, rebuffed and insulted this gal and still she refused to give up. At fist Jesus did not answer her at all. Then he told her that she was not in His target group because He was only sent to Israelites. We know this is true also from the commands He gave the disciples when he sent them out two by two. He told them to only minister to the lost Israelites. Paul affirmed this by saying "first for the Jew and then the gentile." It's clear then that God's target was the Jews at this time. If that's true, then God adjusted His target, if only for that one hour, for the great faith of this gentile woman. When she persisted, He insulted her, implying that she was a dog. God is greatly pleased by great faith! God help us to trust You in the midst of what seems like insurmountable barriers.
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