Then Jesus went there, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.…
I. On this occasion CHRIST HAD LEFT HIS OWN COUNTRY AND PEOPLE. Perhaps to avoid the hatred of the scribes and Pharisees; or to abate His popularity. We find Him coasting to Tyre and Sidon. Her need was her plea.
II. THE LEADING PRINCIPLES OF HER FAITH
1. In this prayer she recognizes the unity of the Deity, "Lord."
2. What a beautiful trait in her character when she prays, "Have mercy on me;" but we know the chief object of her prayer was her daughter. She identifies herself with her daughter's misery.
3. She asks for mercy and help (ver. 25).
4. Regard Jesus as God able to save or destroy.
(F. F. McGlynn, M. A.)
I. THE CHARACTER OF THE INDIVIDUAL.
1. A Greek.
2. A believer in Christ.
II. THE CAUSE OF HER COMING.
III. THE IMPEDIMENTS SHE MET WITH.
1. A long delay.
2. A mortifying rebuke.
3. An apparent refusal.
4. A silent denial.Then her conduct:
1. An humble request.
2. A persevering prayer.
3. An humble confession.
4. An affecting reply.
IV. THE BLESSINGS AT LAST RECEIVED.
1. The principle our Lord commends is her faith; from faith all other graces spring.
2. He granted her request.Improvement:
1. The use we should make of affliction.
2. The efficacy of prayer.
Parallel VersesKJV: Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.