The Nature of Faith & The Character of God
STEVE McKENZIE   -  

The Syrophoenician Woman’s Faith

24 And from there he arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon.7 And heentered a house and did not want anyone to know, yet he could not be hidden. 25 Butimmediately a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit heard of him and cameand fell down at his feet. 26 tNow the woman was a uGentile, va Syrophoenician by birth.And she begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. 27 And he said to her, “Let thechildren be wfed first, for it is not right to take the children’s bread and xthrow it to thedogs.” 28 But she answered him, “Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat thechildren’s ycrumbs.” 29 And he said to her, “For this statement you may zgo your way; thedemon has left your daughter.” 30 And she went home and found the child lying in bed andthe demon gone.

Jesus Heals a Deaf Man

31 aThen he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to bthe Sea ofGalilee, in the region of the cDecapolis. 32 And they brought to him da man who was deafand dhad a speech impediment, and they begged him to elay his hand on him. 33 Andftaking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and fafterspitting touched his tongue. 34 And glooking up to heaven, hhe sighed and said to him,“Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” 35 dAnd his ears were opened, his tongue was released,and he spoke plainly. 36 And iJesus8 charged them to tell no one. But jthe more hecharged them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. 37 And they were kastonishedbeyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and themute speak.”