Even the dogs

He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”

Matthew 15:26-27

That was harsh!

And yet truly valuable…

Many of us would have been so deeply offended by that statement from Christ that we would have moved right on to a new faith and a new god.

Just like how when we don’t hear from God with regards to what we believe we ‘deserve’ we start looking for other gods who have a better appreciation for how important we and our needs really are.

But Jesus was simply assessing her humility and her faith. 

And she demonstrated to Him that her desire for what she needed (the deliverance of her daughter) far outweighed her pride…and therefore she was ready to literally “eat the crumbs from under the master’s table” if that is what it would take.

Christ gave up His life for us…

…are we willing to give up our pride for Him?

That is the question we must contend with as we go through the day…especially when we start feeling like certain people and situations are beneath us.


Dear Lord, sometimes I’m indignant at the people and issues I have to deal with. I feel I am above them, but through this story, You have reminded me that I am never above anything that You present to me. Grant me the humility to deal with gratitude everything and anyone You bring to me. Amen.

5 thoughts on “Even the dogs

  1. Reverend you are truly a God sent minister of the Gospe. These devotional series is giving me a lot of deep meaning of the scriptures which has been of great beneficial to me .
    May the Almighty God continue to blessing you and enlarge your territory.

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  2. Father God, just as I am hold me and mould me to be humble and obedient to your service in the mighty name of Jesus Christ our strength and redeemer. Amen

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  3. Hi Rev Akua
    I am very thankful to God, for the daily devotional series.
    A very highly and respectable father of mine, a CEO of one of our finest firms in the nation, introduced the devotional to me. He does so well, and shares it with me every morning. he does so, by 4:00 a.m. GMT. He regularly, and consistently sends it to me, no matter where he may be in the world, as far as he is able to; log on, and have asses to the internet.
    God keep you, and the team blessed all the time, in the name of Jesus.

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    • Joseph, thank you very much for this message. It’s such a joy to know that they make a difference to even one person. God bless you also and thank you for encouraging me.


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