And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” And he answered, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly. Matthew 15:21-28
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Romans 8:31-31
What is faith? Is it to be ready to accept crumbs from God or to expect all things from Him?
When we say to God that we are ready to accept crumbs from Him, are we not telling Him that our faith in His goodness is low? We believe actually that God will treat us as He will do with outsiders. It may look like humility, but we are questioning God’s goodness.
Psalm 34:8 says:”Taste and see that the Lord is good.” Which good shepherd will give crumbs to his sheep. Which good father will give leftover to his child? (Matthew 7:9-11)
God has already given us more than His best. He gave His only son so that we can have all He has decided to give to us. In Christ-Jesus, God pours on us all He has promised (2 Corinthians 1:20).
So are we to become arrogant and be demanding? No. God owes us nothing (Job 41:11). However He is willing to give us all things (1 Corinthians 3:21).
All we have to do is to ask and we will receive (Matthew 7:7-8). If you are waiting for God’s crumbs, not sure you will receive something, unless you are not a child. God has made it clear: crumbs are for the dog and bread is for children.
And when we understand that we can expect only the best from God, then we can only expect the best from life. We will therefore stop accepting all the crumbs Satan put on our way to tempt us. We will say no for we are children of the King and we will inherit heaven.