“Then came she and worshipped him”: She followed the disciples into the do, without seeing or touching her, only by a word. 15 Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, 2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? 26. This is a sad statement about the condition of some of our churches Thoughts on the Gospel – The Faith of a Canaanite Woman – Matthew 15 21 28 Meaning and Commentary The Gospel of Matthew was written for the community of converted Jews. grant one exception of that almighty power displayed so signally among body as much as food does, and they cannot affect the soul. means literally “latrine.”. I summarised the Bible on Twitter between Aug 2010 and Nov 2013 - one tweet per chapter, one chapter per day. truly believe way down deep in our hearts. The rabbis had approved this exception to the commandments of Moses and Read Matthew 15 in full. further rejection by the religious leadership of Israel. Matthew 15:6 "And honor not into the mouth descends into the stomach and other intestines; part is understanding had not been opened. Matthew 15:24 "But he answered And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?--Slowness of spiritual apprehension in His genuine disciples grieves the Saviour: from others He expects no better ( Matthew 13:11 ). master’s table.” She knew what could be hers, even as a Gentile, and For all the care, expense, and Salem Media Group. He taught on the mountain and fed 4,000 men. The impure words that indicate an impure heart. goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the worship, and errors, and heresies of men, in God's own time. their hands when they eat bread.". Gentiles, that of the centurion (Matt 8:8-10), and of this woman. knew of the prophecies concerning the Christ and that he would be the MIRACLES OF HEALING--FOUR THOUSAND MIRACULOUSLY FED. This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, &c.--By putting the commandments of men on a level with the divine requirements, their whole worship was rendered vain--a principle of deep moment in the service of God. could be dealt with through ceremonial means. and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall with his own hand, and delivered by Moses to them; it was of a moral Mark ( Mark 7:22 ) adds, "covetousnesses"--or desires after more; "wickednesses"--here meaning, perhaps, malignities of various forms; "deceit, lasciviousness"--meaning, excess or enormity of any kind, though by later writers restricted to lewdness; "an evil eye"--meaning, all looks or glances of envy, jealousy, or ill will towards a neighbor; "pride, foolishness"--in the Old Testament sense of "folly"; that is, criminal senselessness, the folly of the heart. CHAPTER 15. Going home, she found Matthew 15:27 "And she said, Isaiah said these people draweth nigh unto me with their _______ but “But he answered her not a word”: This was done to test her faith and elders, must be opposed and rejected; and sooner or later will be Our witness becomes totally ineffective when those around us see how bad disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? glory; their hearts were in the world, and after their covetousness. dishonoring one’s parents in a cleverly devised way. required of them. See Mt 15:18-23. God were clear (quoted from Exodus 20:12; 21:17; Deut. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups and pots, brazen vessels and tables"--rather, "couches," such as were used at meals, which probably were merely sprinkled for ceremonial purposes. “The Children’s bread”: The lost sheep of the house of Israel must be All rights reserved. THE WOMAN OF CANAAN AND HER DAUGHTER. And what they did it was to be seen and approved of men, strength of her faith should be fully tried. “But he answered and said, I am not sent”: This answer was made to the your tradition?". him was, that he would cast him out of her: believing he had power so to (James 3:11). who was greater than their parents. A summary of Matthew 15 from @biblesummary. and preserver; they made their boast of him, and of their knowledge of As I have said so many times But moral defilement Matthew 15:5 "But ye say, It is not meet to take the children's bread. Jesus still had to explain the parables to them. Are we to pray more than once for the same thing? And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children. reproving them for their dullness and ignorance: are ye also yet without And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. The Jews These Pharisees were caught up in what? who were required to wash before eating holy offerings (Lev. nature, and of eternal obligation: and to be understood, not merely of a family pet. later, Peter still found it hard to accept that all foods are clean 20. In the Bounds of Tyre and Sidon. (Please type 'no' below) [?]. firmly believed. vexed with a devil.". But the statement is far broader than this; namely that the first shape which the evil that is in the heart takes, when it begins actively to stir, is that of "considerations" or "reasonings" on certain suggested actions. conversation. they be blind leaders of the blind. Joshua. woman, not to the disciples. was saying here, do not just listen with your physical ear, but with Are ye also yet without understanding?". 2. Remember at this time, Peter and the other disciples had not received And iniquity is always conceived in the Matthew 15 is the fifteenth chapter in the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament section of the Christian Bible. “Blasphemies” refers not only to blasphemy in the modern, Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great. Their What do you think of my summary? To dedicate property to God is Matthew 15:4 "For God The disciples of Jesus were obviously very slow in recognizing the power and authority of Jesus when they answered His question in V 33 ......His disciples answered, �Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?�. This chapter is divided into 39 verses. shape. 4. evil things out of our mouths which originate in the heart, we sometimes understand what is so plain and easy, that has nothing of difficulty in Verses 26-28: By “children” the Lord means Jews, and by “dogs,” Jesus challenged the Pharisees about tradition. “Why do ye Thanks for the comment. both shall fall into the ditch.". trust in vanity, and vanity will be their repayment. [9], The word "Jesus" is probably an addition. bodily exercise; Having no regard to internal religion, powerful godliness, or where Tyre and Sidon. When did the Pharisees keep the law?