Matthew 15 Devotional Commentary

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Matthew 15:11

As the end of Christ's earthly ministry drew ever closer, the conflict with Israel's hypocritical leaders continued to escalate. Christ's great concern was truth and love, but His truth exposed their hypocrisy and His compassion unmasked a cold indifference to the lost sheep of the house of Israel and a disdain for the Gentiles who were dead in their sins and without God in the world.


Matthew 15:24

When man sinned, God determined in his heart to redeem mankind. All humanity had been infected with sin, but God's redemptive plan was designed to circumnavigate the wiles of the devil, through a people of faith. His mission and ministry was to redeem a people out of the kingdom of darkness, into the kingdom of His dear Son.

Israel was chosen to be the nation through whom all the families of the earth would be blessed. And read more...

Matthew 15:28

In Matthew 15, Jesus had already been accused of casting out demons by the power of Beelzebub, His Messianic claims had already been rejected by Israel's religious leaders, and He had already started to teach in parables - to all who had ears to hear.

Jesus knew His mission was to call His people to repent of their sin and to deliver the message of salvation to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. He had come with healing on read more...