Then Jesus went there, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.…
I. "THIS POOR WOMAN'S UNREMITTING OBSTINACY, it may so call it, IN PRAYERS. See the power of persevering prayer. They may seem for a while unanswered; they may not seem to work any alteration in our secret hearts.
II. THE POWER OF INTERCESSION. It is our duty to pray for others.
III. That this poor woman's reiterated prayers are by our Lord called faith. Great is the faith that prays without ceasing. The sphere of common duty is the sphere also of secret spiritual growth.
IV. Regard again this poor woman thus singled out in all the heathen world to receive the only cure, as a type of the Church of God. The Church, like her, has many sons and daughters grievously vexed with the evil spirit. They are brought to Christ in prayer.
(G. Moberly, D. C. L.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.