A special thanks go out to Victoria Osteen (Lakewood AM) and Rudy Rasmus St. Johns (PM)
for their preparation and delivery.
5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
7Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Proverbs 3:5 (The Message) 5-12 Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track. Don't assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil
Mark 7:24-30 (King James Version)
24And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid. 25For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet: 26The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. 27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. 28 And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs. 29 And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter. 30 And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
Mark 7:24-30 (The Message)
24-26From there Jesus set out for the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house there where he didn't think he would be found, but he couldn't escape notice. He was barely inside when a woman who had a disturbed daughter heard where he was. She came and knelt at his feet, begging for help. The woman was Greek, Syro-Phoenician by birth. She asked him to cure her daughter. 27He said, "Stand in line and take your turn. The children get fed first. If there's any left over, the dogs get it." 28She said, "Of course, Master. But don't dogs under the table get scraps dropped by the children?" 29-30Jesus was impressed. "You're right! On your way! Your daughter is no longer disturbed. The demonic affliction is gone." She went home and found her daughter relaxed on the bed, the torment gone for good.
Commentary on Mark 7:24-30 Christ never put any from him that fell at his feet, which a poor trembling soul may do. As she was a good woman, so a good mother. This sent her to Christ. His saying, Let the children first be filled, shows that there was mercy for the Gentiles, and not far off. She spoke, not as making light of the mercy, but magnifying the abundance of miraculous cures among the Jews, in comparison with which a single cure was but as a crumb. Thus, while proud Pharisees are left by the blessed Saviour, he manifests his compassion to poor humbled sinners, who look to him for children's bread. He still goes about to seek and save the lost.
My commentary : Look at like this folks. If life sends you a gut punch, keep going to your knees and accept the position a little lower while you are getting your breath. Pray for the "crumbs" of the Word of God to speak to you even if it looks like those less deserving are being favored. There will be a "fog" period of no-understanding. Now be ready to do what God expects of you in the season when you are in your margin of doubt. I had every vehicle stolen and then got more healthy becoming more potent than I was 20 years ago, metabolically and cardiovascular wise also by riding a bike.
Does God work mysteriously? Not in a 100% sense.