TUESDAY 20TH JUNE 2017
TOPIC: BOLD PERSISTENCE
TEXT: Matthew 15:22 “And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil…”
The gospel of Matthew records another story of bold
persistence. A Canaanite woman had a daughter who was possessed by a demon. She had no hope for her
daughter — until she heard that Jesus was in the region.
This desperate woman came to Jesus with her need because she believed He could help her. She cried out to Him even though everything and everybody seemed to be against her —race, religious, background, gender, the disciples, Satan, and seemingly even Jesus (Matt. 15:22-27). Despite all of these obstacles, she did not give up. With BOLD PERSISTENCE, she pushed her way through the dark corridors of difficulty, desperate need, and rejection. The result? Jesus commended her for her faith and healed her daughter (v.28). We too are invited to approach Jesus with bold persistence. The book of Hebrews says “To come boldly” As we keep asking, seeking, and knocking, we will find grace and mercy in our time of need. Something happens when we pray, Take your place and stay untiI He responds, Persistence in prayer pleases God.
MEDITATION: Heb.4:16, Matt.7:7-8
Deut. 25; Ps. 116; Isaiah 52; Rev. 22