The account of the Syro-Phoenician woman is very instructive to us when we would come before the Lord to seek a blessing from Him. How should we come? What should we do if the blessing isn’t granted at once?

Why was it that Jesus didn’t give this woman what she asked for straight away? Was it because He didn’t want to help her?

We see that Jesus wanted to test the woman’s faith, so that she, the disciples and we may see how strong it was and may be encouraged in our own seeking after God not to give up but to persevere.


Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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