In our text we see a Gentile mother going to a man from Galilee named Jesus—a man some were saying was the Jewish Messiah. Only a mother desperate for her daughter’s deliverance would presume to go to person from an ethnic group who considered her to be an unclean dog. Yet, before this encounter was over, Jesus said this Canaanite woman had “great faith.” This is significant, because only two times in the Bible does Jesus call someone’s faith “great,” and in both cases they are Gentile.
Copyright © Dr. Mark E. Hardgrove 2017
All rights publishing rights are retained by the author. PDF files may be printed and copied as needed for use in the local church, but may not be sold. The name of the author must be retained on all copies. Dr. Mark E. Hardgrove"