Dog

Matt 15:26 He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”

I remembered being called a dog. I was in the fifth grade or so. I didn’t like it. Though dogs are wonderful creatures and can be very loving and useful – being called a dog is not a compliment.

It’s hard to imagine Jesus saying something like this. But this was a Canaanite woman and perhaps it is in reference to the curse of Noah on Canaan. (Gen 9:25)

Despite the fact that she is Canaanite, she has done what very few of the children, that is, the Jews have done – she came and worshipped Him. (vs 25)

Her response was not one of rebuke or anger. She did not get mad and argue back. Perhaps her answer is in reference to the promise given to Abraham that all the nations would be blessed through him. (Gen 18:18)

She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”(vs 27)

She persisted in faith believing that Jesus was the only answer for her problem.

And He was. And He is!

No matter who you are faith in Jesus is the answer to your problems and your prayers.

Abba Father, even dogs are precious in Your sight. You have given salvation to everyone that comes by faith in Jesus’ name. YES&AMEN