Today's Devotional, Sep 6

Come As You Are And Receive

 


And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”

Matthew 15:27


Come as you are to the Lord with your need, and lean on His unfailing and unconditional love for you. You don’t have to pretend to be more than what you are to receive the blessing you need from God. You don’t have to pretend to be someone else to appear more deserving to receive from God.

A Canaanite woman desperately seeking healing for her demon-possessed daughter came to Jesus. (Matthew 15:22–28) Knowing that He healed and did miracles among the Jews, she pretended to be a Jew, calling out, “O Lord, Son of David!” (Only the Jews addressed Jesus as the “Son of David”.) Jesus did not answer her. His silence made her drop her pretense and cry out, “Lord, help me!”

Only when her pretenses had melted away did she see the grace of God extended to her. Jesus made a way for her to receive her miracle even though it was not yet time for the Gentiles to receive His blessings. He told her, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”

Many people might be offended at being called a “dog”. Actually, the Greek word used here by Jesus means “puppy”, and is thus an affectionate rather than offensive term. So this woman was not offended. In fact, she knew then that she could receive healing for her daughter because even puppies get to eat what falls from their masters’ table.

She saw that the crumbs under the Master’s table were enough for a Gentile, a “little dog”, like herself. You must understand that the Jews then considered Gentiles dogs. But what Jesus was trying to say was that He was called to the Jews first, not the Gentiles. Yet, He loved this Gentile woman and her daughter enough to provide a “loophole” for them to receive their miracle.

So when the Canaanite woman took her place by dropping the title “Son of David” and just leaned on Jesus’ compassion for her, her daughter was healed from that very hour.

If God was willing to extend His grace to a Gentile, how much more you, His beloved child! You do not need to depend on pretensions to receive a miracle from Him. Come as you are and lean on His grace. If He has delivered Jesus up for us, “how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things”? (Romans 8:32)

Thought For The Day
Just come as you are to receive all that you need from God.


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  1. harold says:

    amen! Thank You Father for Your amazing Grace!

  2. Maxwell Ekwelem E says:

    Lord i need you

  3. Ruth Sitepu says:

    LORD JESUS is so good!
    no one like YOU, o LORD.

  4. molly says:

    indeed we should approach the Throne of Grace just as we are. Thankyou Jesus!

  5. Sandhya D'Mello says:

    amen

  6. Johny Akansag Bera says:

    Thank u Jesus,Amen

  7. LLOYD M says:

    As I am,Lord I come.

  8. ademola says:

    Just as I am I come to the door of Grace to receive unlimited Grace

  9. Bonnie B Ennis says:

    I don’t deserve all that you are restoring to me, I can only sing your praises, and thank you Lord!

  10. Akinhanmi Timilehin says:

    Hmmmm! Thank you Lord Jesus. He love me like that!!!

  11. ck flo says:

    such an eye opening devotional. God abudantly bless you

  12. Enock Banda says:

    Halleluyah.l love Rom 8v32 when Pastor JP shouts the word ‘freely’,l like it so much and makes me realise that because of Jesus’ love for me l have all l need in this life.GLORY TO HIS NAME FOREVER.AMEN.

  13. Oscar Dumenyo says:

    Amen! Gbu Pst P.

  14. Pastor Joseph,you always present Jesus to me in a way that amazes me. Your endless teachings on his love and righteousness just breaks me on the inside. At times I feel so undeserving of God’s love,I’m used to the teachings that God is mad at me for my sins but you have changed all that. It feels good to know God loves me so much.I feel loved just by reading this. Thanks pastor,you are amazing.

  15. KAFAWA says:

    reminds me of a song:come as you are ..jst come ..the lord is waiting for you

  16. caren says:

    Amennnn!

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