Persistence

by Andrew Forrest

Jesus’s mission is to Israel. (It is not until after the Resurrection that the church is given its mission to the entire world.) And so, when the Syrophoenician woman (a pagan) asks Jesus to do something for her, he tells her that his mission is narrowly focused on Israel. But, she persists, and he heals her daughter.

I don’t understand it either, but there’s something about persistence that the Lord really values and uses.

Keep going. (Especially in prayer.)

Today’s Scripture

Mark 7:24-37


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2 comments

Ben Wright May 24, 2019 - 7:14 am

The woman did demonstrate faith in Jesus.

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Micki May 24, 2019 - 8:39 am

I love this one.

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