- 24 But He answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
- 26 But He answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs (Gentiles).
- Jesus was trying to draw out, her faith. He had taught His disciples that one needs to be “persistent,” in ones prayers.
- Another reason, for His delay, this encounter shows exactly, how through history, it would be between the Jews and Gentiles.
Ephesians 2:8,9 KJV 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is The Gift Of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. II Timothy 1:9 KJV Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to
His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, I John 1:8,9 KJV 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and The Truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is Faithful and Just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all
unrighteousness. I John 5:11-13 KJV 11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal Life, and this Life is in His Son. 12 He that hath The Son hath Life; and he that hath not The Son Of God hath not Life. 13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of The Son Of God; that ye may
know that ye have eternal Life, and that ye may believe on the name of The Son Of God.