And He answered and said to them, “Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?
God. Most of the time when Jesus spoke about God, he called him Father (see entry for Luke 2:49). But when speaking to the religious leaders and those under law, he sometimes called him God (theos).
Then Jesus said to her, “O woman, your faith is great; it shall be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed at once.
Your faith is great. Like the centurion of Matthew 8:10, the Canaanite woman had a revelation of God’s goodness that was greater than most.
It’s a mistake to conclude that the size of our faith matters or that we need more faith before we can access the grace of God. Even a small mustard-seed amount of faith is enough to move mountains (Matt. 17:20). We don’t need more faith as much as we need a deeper revelation of God’s love for us. It is his goodness that inspires us to trust him.
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