Re:Verse passage – Matthew 15:21-28 (day four)
Jesus said, “your faith is great.” Did this Canaanite woman have greater faith than Peter did when he got out of the boat to walk on the water? Not necessarily…Peter demonstrated great faith getting out of the boat, but he got distracted. Remember though, that Peter had been raised in the Jewish tradition, being very familiar with the Word of God, and he had been with Jesus day and night for over two years. This woman did not have the benefit of this extensive background and knowledge of the ways of God. Her faith was great because it came out of so little revelation in her life.
It seems that it is important what we do with what we have been given. Luke 12:48 says, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.” Have you been given much or little? Have you exercised ‘great faith’?