References: Matthew 15Summary: Jesus leaves the Holy land and goes to Unclean-land. An (unclean) Canaanite asks for help and He keeps throwing down obstacles to expose her great faith. When her faith is shown genuine, He praises her and grants her the “bread” she requests. He faith was great because she assumed Jesus could help her without neglecting the Disciples (could cast out the demon with a thought). Jesus’ mysterious comment about being sent only to Israel is the first hint that later develops to show a shift in the definition of Israel that would include Gentiles.
It is not enough to learn true things about God.
It is not even enough to experience the benefits of His attributes. We must not be satisfied until our experience of each attribute has been profound enough to move our soul toward deeper love for God.
We must keep learning and experiencing what is so wonderful about each attribute until there is a response in our affections -sparks of actual joy, peace, delight, awe, fear of God, security, satisfaction of soul, comfort, courage, and all the other benefits
Scripture promises will come from the nearness of God’s favorable presence. Each one of God’s attributes is a single ray in the spectrum of the brilliant radiance of His glory. That glory is an ocean, and just one drop of that ocean, if you could just see it clearly, would be enough to delight your soul and occupy your faculties of praise for all eternity.
This book is a journal of how God has been opening my eyes the past few years to begin to see a glimpse of that drop.