A Gentile Woman's Faith
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What Has Come Before
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Paul was the disciple to the Gentiles. Jesus is clear in this chapter that He came first for the lost sheep of Israel. Other than the story of this Gentile woman here, and the Greek Centurion of Matthew chapter 8, He only ministered to Jews by all Biblical accounts. God gave us the writings of Paul through Christ so that we Gentiles, not having been rooted and immersed in the old Law, may rightly divide the Word and thoroughly know the Grace to which we are saved through Jesus Christ. ♥
"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that need not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
They led to Jesus a man who was deaf, and could not speak plainly. He was what we would call "tongue-tied." They asked Jesus to cure him, but Jesus would not do his work as a sight for men to look upon. He took the man away from the crowd, and when he was alone with him he put his fingers into the man's ears and touched his tongue. Then he looked up to heaven, and gave a sigh, and said to the man, "Be opened!"
Then the man's ears were opened, and his tongue was set free, so that he heard and spoke plainly. Jesus told the man, and those with him, not to let others know what he had done, but they could not keep from telling the good news to everybody. They were full of wonder, for they had not before seen the works of Jesus, and they said, "He has done all things well. He makes even the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak!"
And in the land of Decapolis, as before in Galilee, great crowds of people came to see and hear Jesus. They followed him, without thinking that they would need any food to eat, and Jesus said to his disciples, "I feel a pity for this people, for they have now been with me three days, and they have nothing to eat. If I send them home hungry, they will faint by the way, for many of them came from far."
The disciples answered him, "How can we find bread for such a great crowd of people, here in a desert place, so far from the villages?"
"How many loaves of bread have you?" asked Jesus. They said, "We have seven loaves and a few small fishes."
Then he told all the people to sit down on the ground. When they were seated, Jesus took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks to God, and broke them, and gave them to his disciples, and they gave them to the people. Then, as before, he caused them to gather up the food that was left, and they filled seven large baskets with the pieces. At this time four thousand men were fed, besides women and children. And at once after the meal, he sent the people to their homes, and with his disciples went on board a boat, and sailed across the lake to a place on the western shore. There he stayed only a short time, and then sailed northward to Bethsaida, at the head of the lake.
At Bethsaida they brought to him a blind man, and asked him to touch his eyes. But Jesus would not heal the man while a crowd was looking on. He led the man by his hand out of the village alone. Then he spat on the man's eyes, and touched them with his hands, and said to him, "Can you see anything?" The man looked up, and said, "I see men, but they look like trees walking."
Then again Jesus laid his hands upon the man's eyes. He looked once more, and now could see all things clearly. Jesus sent him to his home, and said to him, "Do not even go into the village, nor tell it to any one in the village."
For Jesus wished not to have crowds of people coming to him, but to be alone with his disciples, for he had many things to teach them.