The Woman of Canaan
Matthew 15:21-28
Then Jesus went there, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.…

1. The naturalness of faith (trust).

2. The connection of faith and works. She believed (trusted) to have help from Christ, and this led her to use the means. So faith in everything must move to works to realize its end.

3. The wisdom of using an opportunity. Jesus went into the coast of Tyre and Sidon. The woman knew of it, and she used the opportunity for the good of her daughter.

4. The force of sympathy. As a mother, she felt for her daughter. Hence her action. If we feel for others — sinners, heathens, afflicted ones, etc., — we are moved to help them, or seek help for them, according to our feelings.

5. The dignity of humiliation. How grand this woman appears as she says, "Truth, Lord," etc.

6. The power of persistence in a good cause and with a good object. The woman would have no denial.

7. The nature of fervent, powerful prayer. She came to Him and worshipped Him, and said, "Lord, help me."

8. The victory of faith — "O woman," etc. It was no grief, but a joy, to Christ to yield the victory to this woman's faith.

(J. Bate.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.

WEB: Jesus went out from there, and withdrew into the region of Tyre and Sidon.

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