While Jesus was on earth, He commended the faith of two gentiles: a Roman centurion and a Canaanite woman. Today, let us learn the reasons why the Canaanite woman’s faith was commended by the Lord.
God works according to two great principles: (1) He will reveal all things, good or bad, so we may have both examples and warnings, and (2) He who has more will be given more; and he who has less will have less. Let us study what these two great principles mean for each of us, so we do not grow weary in doing good.
Today is the Church’s 25th anniversary; if we ask the head of the Church, “Lord, what would you like?” I think the Lord will say: “Be my true disciples. That would be the best gift you can give me.” In the Great Commission, the Lord commanded, “Go and make disciples of all nations.” The command `make disciples’ is the only verb in the Great Commission; `baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you’ are participles. So, we see that the greatest desire of the Lord is that we be his disciples. But who are true disciples of the Lord?
Twelve fishermen who had no education or exceptional status were able to spread the gospel throughout the world. This is not man’s doing, but God’s. We really have to admire the Lord Jesus’ foresight and strategy. He left us a wonderful example of how to choose and train our coworkers.