When you are a man of persevering faith, nothing would be too dear for you to honour Jesus. If nothing is too dear for you to honour Jesus, nothing would be too dear for Him to honour you. In other words, those that would deny Jesus nothing, He would deny nothing (Hebrews 11:4, 17-19). Even then, you must endure to the end.
Remember, that you honour Jesus with all your substance does not mean you would not encounter trials of faith. Better still, that you choose to serve Jesus in truth and in faith, does not mean you would not encounter hard times but when they come, be calm and determined. Jesus’ healing, blessing, deliverance is not for those who quit, but those who endure to the end. In other words, Jesus loves those who are able to exercise great faith under great trials and temptation (2 Timothy 3:12, 14-17).
In the case of the Canaanite woman, Jesus deliberately insulted her sensibility in order to hurt her pride, hidden self, in her. Everyone has a hidden self – character. Every man has a feeling of self – ego. If you insult my ego, you are insulting my person and if you insult my person, you provoke my pride.
If we endure trials and hardship for what we believe, God deals with us as sons (Hebrews 12:7-10).
Don’t allow your love for money to affect your relationship with God. Don’t allow your love for power, authority, position to affect your relationship with God.
There is need to prove our perseverance, our faith. Remember, everything big starts little. If anything big starts big, it calls for concern because those who fail to take these tiny steps cannot trust God and understand the basic truth about faith.
The Bible says they crash out quick that come quick. Persevering faith is one that comes gradually. It is not automatic. This is the kind of faith that endures.