Matthew Chapter 15 Discussion

  • Jesse - In Reply on Matthew 15 - 1 year ago

    Here is my understanding of this section of Matthew Chapter 15. If I take Matthew 15:1-20 together, I see the protesting of the Scribes and Pharisees. In Matthew 15:2, they begin their protest. These Scribes and Pharisees were very strict at upholding Jewish tradition. But in Matthew 15:3, Jesus makes it clear that the commandments of God are far greater than any of their traditions.

    Jesus goes on in Matthew 15:7 to call them hypocrites. The word hypocrite is actually a theater term, a drama term. A person that learns their lines is an actor, and that person is responding to the script. That is an actor. So Jesus says you are hypocrites, you are just acting according to the script. You have no life in you! They did not have Christ working in them. They were spiritually dead. They were very religious, but they were just acting the part. No life in them!

    In Matthew 15:12, the disciples tell Jesus that He offended them (The Pharisees). He called them hypocrites! And then in Matthew 15:13, Jesus gives instruction, and for this He uses a plant. He says, "Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up." Meek and mild Jesus, you got to love him!

    If I go on and read through to Verse 20, it seems clear that He is speaking about the Scribes and Pharisees in Verse 13. When I get down to Verse 20 which says, "These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man," I see this as being sort of a "bookend" to Verse 2.

    So every plant, (every person) who is not feeding off the life source (Christ) is considered a dead plant, and that plant will be rooted up and cast away.
  • Ron on Matthew 15 - 1 year ago
    15:13 father planted ? Meaning ??? I Belive this verse that most people pass over speaks of Gods Elect???
  • Rules and Traditions of man vs The Bible - In Reply on Matthew 15 - 2 years ago
    Wesley's Notes for Matthew 15:2

    15:2 The elders - The chief doctors or, teachers among the Jews.

    People's Bible Notes for Matthew 15:2

    Why do thy disciples transgress? Not the law of Moses, but the TRADITION of the elders, which had as much authority with the Pharisees as the written law.

    The tradition of the elders. Purported to be precepts never written in the Scriptures, but handed down from the times of Moses and the elders by oral means. These precepts were spoken of the "law upon the lip", and have been embodied in the Talmud. They were additions to the written word. See Galatians 1:14. For they wash not their hands. The orthodox Jews insisted on washing the hands before eating, not to remove the filth, but less they might have touched something ceremonially unclean. This commandment was purely traditional, but so rigidly did they insist upon observing it that the Rabbi Akiba, imprisoned by the Romans and with scarcely water to sustain life, preferred to use all provided for his ceremonial ablutions, and to die of thirst.
  • Mildred on Matthew 15 - 2 years ago
    Explain verb 2 Matthew 15
  • Jcbu undercover on Matthew 15 - 2 years ago
    Mathew 15/27 And she said,Truth,LORD;yet the dogs eat of the crumbs,which fall from the master's table.28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her,O woman great is thy faith:be it even unto thee as thou wilt.And her daughter was made whole that very hour. 0 0 oo oo oo o o o ooo ooooo ooo oo ooo oo Holy Bread Crumbs

    excrept from Destiny Dreams and Visions

    Holy Bread crumbs our Lord gave to us. o o o oo ooo oo

    Leading to his words and away from our lusts. o o o o oo

    o o As a radiant light you begin to glow. o o oo o o o oo o

    When the Holy Spirit consumes your soul. o o o o o o o o

    o o A mystery inside a mystery. o o o o o o o o oo oooo

    o oBegins inside this world cannot see. o o o o oo ooooo

    o o A treasure inside a treasure so deep. o o o o o o o o o

    o o Angels to guard you even in your sleep. oo ooo o ooo o

    o o Prophets and sages from the begining of time. o o o ooo

    o o To guide you on your journey to the sublime. o ooo ooo o

    o o Holy bread crmbs our father gave to us. o o o o o o o ooo

    o o To follow to savour from ashes to dust. o o oo ooooo ooo

    o o When we humble ourselves and repent of our sin.o oo oo

    o o We start that expedition,of glory in him. o o o o o oo o ooo

    o o For he gave us all a treasure to hold.o ooo o o ooo o ooo o

    o o To cherish,and protect each one of our souls. o o o o oo ooo

    o o To give our life over to him. o o ooo o o oo ooooooooo o ooo

    o o Only he can protect us if we turn from our sin. o o o o o oo

    o o His love is eternal ,and from heaven sent. o o o o o o o oo

    o o All he asks from us is to repent. o o o o ooooo ooooo oooo

    o o When you have he will send his holy spirit. ooo oo oo ooo oo

    o o In your heart you will see it hear it ,and feel it. o o o o o ooo

    o o With prayer's,praise,and his holy songs. ooo o ooooo ooooo

    o o He will give liberty,as angels mist lift us along. oo ooo oooo

    o o Holy bread crumbs that fall from God's table. o oooo oo oooo

    o o The bread of life feeds the soul,and makes the heart stable. o

    o o o o o o oo o
  • Good words on Matthew 15 - 2 years ago
    Matthew 15.14

    To those that will be wise , read the Bible and God will teach you if you have ears to hear the truth , or be blind , there are many blind guides available !

    Jesus said Matthew 24.4,5

    Jesus said unto them , take heed that no man deceive you .

    Many shall come in my name , and shall deceive many .

    They have been around a long time and still going strong .

    Take heed !
  • John - In Reply on Matthew 15 - 2 years ago
    Does this tie into daniel 7:25, where he said, "men shall think to change times and laws.
  • BRG on Matthew 15 - 2 years ago
    Matthew 15.12,13,14

    Blind leading the blind never know until it's too late .
  • Adam - In Reply on Matthew 15 - 2 years ago
    Hi Janet, the Sabbath has always been on Saturday and that has never changed.

    You wrote: "Until someone goes to Head of the Christian Society and CHANGE the day from Sunday back to Saturday."

    I don't know what you mean by change a day back to something. It hasn't changed. I'm a Christian and have never heard of the 'Christian Society' nor would I subject myself to their beliefs. If they are a specific group you belong to, I'm sure you can contact them to encourage them to change. I believe the Bible and follow Jesus and wouldn't let any specific groups influence or control my beliefs.

    God bless...
  • Janet on Matthew 15 - 2 years ago
    This virus isn't going to end until ALL has recognize Christ on the Sabbath until WE ALL ARE ON 1 ACCORDINGLY said so

    Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy. Until someone goes to Head of the Christian Society and CHANGE the day from Sunday back to Saturday. By doing so, the Roman Catholic Church would have to admit to their deceitfulness wrong mean inconsiderate decision they made in the Catholic Church Sentinel
  • Dianne - In Reply on Matthew 15 - 2 years ago
    Dennis Perhaps this is what your looking for Mark 4:30-32, also Luke 13:18+19, as we believe and apply the word in our lives we become fruitful in all categories, look at 2 Peter 1:3-8 especially verse 8 for if these things be in you and abound they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our lord Jesus Christ. Prayerfully this helped if not ok. God Bless
  • Mishael - In Reply on Matthew 15 - 2 years ago
    John 14:23 View whole chapter

    Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our ABODE with him/her.

    Comment: According to our individual desire to give ourselves fully to God, they will come to live within us.

    The Blood of Jesus gives us right standing with God.

    God is so Holy that he cannot dwell with sins. That's why Jesus did what he did. He loves the Father, and He loves us. Jesus bridged the gap for us; and will do so forever.

    God is LOVE. His affection is set upon us.
  • Dennis Kirkey on Matthew 15 - 2 years ago
    Is there a verse in the Bible that compares Christ living in a man like a flower in the seed or a tree in a cone?
  • Rob on Matthew 15:14 - 3 years ago
    Notice the blind remain blind , Jesus says leave them alone . They think they know it all because they hear not the word of God .

    They establish their own righteousness, thinking its Gods .

    But Jesus will say I never knew you , on that day they say Lord Lord .

    They had the wrong Lord , they heard not the word of God , but did it their way to suit them .

    Deception is so deadly . Take time to hear Gods voice in the Bible or go blindly to ....
  • Steve Dennis on Matthew 15:24 - 3 years ago
    Jesus told the Canaanite woman "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel" to fulfill the scriptures that were written concerning his death burial & resurrection! Scripture for told of his coming in many places! But the Jews could not accept that he was the Messiah because they lacked the faith to see it! But the Canaanite woman having faith worshiped him the scripture says and so Christ honored that and rebuked the devil from her daughter. Only after the crucifixion & resurrection was salvation now open to all.
  • Phillip on Matthew 15:9 - 3 years ago
    Jesus and God are one he said it wasn't robbery to make himself equal. God was fed up with man that's why he sent Jesus. Jesus said no one comes to God except by me. He is intercesser we pray to Jesus he pleads our case to God.
  • Bob - In Reply on Matthew 15:27 - 3 years ago
    Thank you, Chris. After reading the passage, I too was a bit unsure of its meaning. Your input was very helpful!
  • Biblefan - In Reply on Matthew 15:27 - 3 years ago
    being called a dog is not flattering - but much less flattering is reading the commandments/exhortations of the bible and realizing how little i've taken heed of them, or have fallen short of my duties - an honest read of the bible is no ego trip
  • Phil Martin - In Reply on Matthew 15:27 - 3 years ago
    Thank you Chris for your explanation. This passage has always stumped me and your explanation makes total sense.

  • Chris - In Reply on Matthew 15:27 - 3 years ago
    In this passage ( Matthew 15:22-28), a Canaanitish woman approached Jesus about her demon afflicted daughter. However, since she was not from the "house of Israel", Jesus focused his ministry only to the Jews. It might appear harsh that He appeared to reject her pleas, but Jesus never erred in what He said or did, but that this situation might have a larger blessing. He reminded her (& she knew this), that the "bread (blessings) meant for the children (Israel) were not meant to be given to dogs (a term often used by the Jews for the gentile nations).

    So, in spite of Jesus telling the woman that his ministry was only to Israel, He waited to hear her response. She was so overcome with her daughter's condition, that she continue to press Him to act in spite of her being a gentile woman. She said that she would willingly accept whatever Jesus could offer to her (as the crumbs of bread that fall off the (Jews) table). Such was her persistence - such was her faith - and Jesus noticed this & accordingly from that very hour, the woman's daughter was released from the demonic activity. I believe that Jesus already knew what He would do for that woman - He wanted to bring her to the point of an active persistent faith. She could have just accepted Jesus' initial refusal to help her because she was a gentile & gone away sad. But real faith demands an active pursuit, that something not only can happen but will happen. She was blessed by having & using that faith.
  • Phil Martin on Matthew 15:27 - 3 years ago
    What does this mean - but even the dogs are allowed to eat the scraps that fall beneath their master's table" ( Matthew 15:24, 27).
  • SB on Matthew 15:28 - 3 years ago
    Jesus didn't insult her. He told her the truth. She then accepted the truth, and showed that she still believed that he could and would save her child. He recognized her faith, and granted her request. However, the truth still remains.
  • Mishael - In Reply on Matthew 15:26 - 3 years ago
    Jesus came to preach & teach to the Jews first. It's a prophesy. Read verses in your center of the page reference columns.

    The disciples were told to wait in the upper room for Pentecost: to receive the Holy Spirit and power.

    The Gentiles had to wait until Apostle Paul got saved, filled with the Holy Spirit, and told his ministry would be to the Gentiles.

    This great website has a Commentary Box you can click on to read explanation of any scripture in the Bible.

    pull up your verse in one of the 2 Search Boxes. Click and it turns yellow. Scroll downward till you see the Commentary Box.

    Open it up

    You would've seen that the prophesy said Jesus would be sent to the Jews first.

    Why? Because the Jews and Romans were going to crucify Jesus; just like John the Baptist was killed.

    I make mistakes too, so just apologize to Jesus. Humility is good for us :/

    It makes for good teachers.

    The Holy Spirit is our Teacher. Like me, ask Him to help you understand what you're reading. He will show you amazing things!

    He is the ONE the disciples were waiting for.

    If we hunger and thirst for righteousness; we will be Filled
  • Fred on Matthew 15:26 - 3 years ago
    Matthew 15:26 made me ask, why does it appear that Jesus is snubbing this woman (trying to get rid of her/ speaking a racial slur/ telling her- you know what my kind thinks of your kind ) Could we be seeing that Jesus is "fully human"? We know He sometimes was annoyed and irritated with His disciples. He preaches "meek and mild", but in this case he comes across as "mean and wild". I always need to reflect on the whole counsel of scripture which is so "crystal clear". Jesus models giving up your rights for others and being a safe place for others who come into your space. Over and over again He tells us that He came to bring all into the community of the redeemed, that He wants none to be lost, and that if we want to be great in His Kingdom we should be the least (so others can be lifted up). He tells us to be done with unequal relationships. How clear His message- both Jews and Gentiles need grace. How clear that HE is all about bringing all people together and putting them on the same plain . His WORD is the ultimate anti discrimination message. His life, the "Divine Reversal" of racism.
  • Kevin leafgren on Matthew 15 - 3 years ago
    for god so loved the world that he gave his only son that he that belive in him shall not parish but have ever lasting life : John 3:16 this is real look that one up its the only one you need in your heart and soul
  • Ruth Pollard on Matthew 15 - 4 years ago
    I thank God for who and what he is, it has been along time since he have taken me deep into a place that I know that I was not here and showed me things that I don't know about, but I know that I was there. We are in the last hour,

    Before Armageddon begins. If you are not have

    the Holy Spirit dwelling on the inside of you, be very afraid. You need to get ready for the wedding it is at hand. Make sure you have enough oil for your lamp yes things that's going on In places we cannot see but yet know exist. You better get ready for that great day we have entered into the changing of the guards. Now is the time to know That you are on the side of Jesus Christ. Great is he that in you than he that's in the world. Amen
  • Jaleesa Freeman on Matthew 15 - 4 years ago
    I know jesus can cure the corona virus!!!!
  • Jaleesa Freeman on Matthew 15 - 4 years ago
    covid 19 can be cured by Jesus
  • Chris on Matthew 15 - 4 years ago
    I quite agree. Christianity is to the World, just another religion, when in fact they should see it as a people changed and enjoying an abundant life: lives living beyond the carnal grips & deceptions of the world. We send out missionaries, who do a mighty work, we give our prayer & financial support to them, but at home our lives rarely demonstrate the finished work at the Cross. We stay mute when unborn babies are murdered, when homosexuality is given free rein, when convicted murderers & rapists are freed to repeat their wicked acts on innocents, & when lies & carnality become truth & purity. Many of the apostles died horrible deaths for the Gospel's sake AND for their stand against evil.
  • Rev Johnnie M Norman on Matthew 15 - 4 years ago
    I fill that the Bible is fulling. Because America needs to get back to basics of turning back to the Lord. It is too much in our homes

    Sin, greed and jealousy. They do not have any morals or respect any more. There is jealousy, greed in our Churches,homes and in the workplace. Everyone seems to be for self. We are to help each other and to the Lord work

    People are not paying attention and listening to what is really going on. Life is too short with what is going on around us

    In the crisis we are in today.

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