Matthew 15:27 We Only Ask for the Crumbs

Matthew 15:27 (KJV)
And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.

A woman of Canaan. If the Jews had obeyed the Lord from the beginning, she would not have existed. But she did exist. And even she, who had been born with this “sentence of death” upon her, found grace in the sight of the Lord.

In so many respects, we might view ourselves as unworthy of God’s grace, blessing, and help. Let not these things hinder us from approaching the Lord with our needs.

All she sought was a crumb from the table. She did not ask for what God had come to give Israel. She only asked for a little thing.

Lord, we come this morning fully aware of our faults, failures, and those things that ought to have prevented us from your presence. But we are here,[1] and we only ask for grace. Even a crumb from your table will be sufficient.

[1] Note: I write these Daily Visits with God for my personal benefit as I spend time with God. I merely share them with those who wish to join in my visits. This is an example of the very personal nature these visits can have. As I wrote this, I was preparing to take my wife to see a surgeon and find the extent of cancer they have recently found she has. We did not know what we would hear. We only asked the Lord to give us some crumb of hope this morning. The appointment is now finished, and we do have that glimmer of hope. Though more tests are required, and then surgery and radiation, if all goes as the doctor expects she told us my sweet wife will not die of this cancer.

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Matthew 15:27 We Only Ask for the Crumbs

Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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