Summary: The Canaanite woman is an example of those who are lost in the house; Jesus called her “the lost sheep of the house of Israel”.
LOST IN THE HOUSE
Matthew 15:21-28 21 Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. 23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying; Send her away; for she crieth after us. 24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. 26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. 27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. 28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
The Canaanite woman is an example of those who are lost in the house; Jesus called her “the lost sheep of the house of Israel”. There are many among us who are lost sheep, yet we know it not. We have a job to do in the house as well as outside of the house. We are to care for those who are perishing in the darkness of the world. We are to insist in intercessory prayers for the sinful. We need to feel loves for our own as well for those who are not related to us. We need to demonstrate love and compassion toward them.
Matthew 15:21-28 21 aJesus went away from there, and withdrew into the district of bTyre and bSidon.
I. 22 And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, "Have mercy on me, Lord, aSon of David; my daughter is cruelly bdemon-possessed."
A. This woman cry out in anguish, this was not light pain to her she was not indifferent to the pain of her daughter. She felt within herself, her daughter pain, this is a sign that the
Spirit of Christ was already moving within her heart.
1. Have you ever cry out to the Lord in anguish for one of your love one? Have you ever experience someone else’s pain within your own self?
2. This woman cry out in pain to the Lord saying “Have mercy on me, Lord” she recognized that this man in front of her was not a common man.
3. She heard the testimonies of other that he cure all kind of deceases, she probably seen those upon whom Jesus cast out the demon out of them, living a healthy life, with a heart full of joy following the lamb of God that take away the sins of the world.
B. She believes the promise that the messiah was to come out of the branch of David, or from the offspring of David. She saw in Jesus the coming Messiah, upon whom many have long waited for. She heard of Jesus as the one who cure all kinds of deceases. Even the devils tremble and let go its prey at his command. Other has received healing from Him recognizing him as the Son of David.
KJV Matthew 20:30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. 31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.
This men were persistent, crying out after the Lord, their prayers is nothing like our two minutes prayer, they didn’t care about the multitude they saw nothing but merciful Jesus in front of them.
1. She said the key word, which many who belong to the Israel of God, dare not said. She recognized in this dusty carpenter, the one upon whom all promises are fulfilled.
She looks through the eyes that the Jews dare not look, for she look through the eyes of faith. “And those who are of faith the same are the sons of Abraham and therefore the sons of God.”
2. Have we not spiritual discernment? Are we not to look beyond the outward look? Can we see and accept the little humble brothers among us?
3. The Jews recognized Jesus as the Messiah, and call him the “Son of David” only when he was proclaimed a King as he enters the City of Jerusalem.
But most of the Jews didn’t believe and this brought confusions among them as to whom Jesus was...Let us read...