Then he told her, "For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter."
Who decides who stays and who goes, in the end? It's the Lord Jesus Christ who decides. It is He who decides whether a demon should stay or leave a person. It is He who decides, if one should be freed from the power of sinful nature of the Devil or not. When you come to Him, it is He who knows whether you should be freed or not. He knows what you come for! You cannot hide your true intentions from Him. He knows the motives of the heart, if it is bad or good. You can fool man who is as sinful as you, but you cannot fool the Lord Jesus Christ. You may claim that you belong to Him, but what if He turns around and tell you now that, He does not know you. What would you do? You may claim that you came to Him with a good intention in your heart, but He says, no, "I do not know you, away from me you evildoer". You see, He knows that even though you went around claiming that you have come to Christ, He says, you kept doing evil. You continued being an evildoer, in every sense of that word. You may say, "well, I am your child, you know" but if you were His child, you would have stopped obeying the sinful nature of the Devil in you but you didn't. You think that He doesn't know your true intentions and motives of the heart, He does!
The Lord Jesus Christ broke the truth about belonging to a 'special race' in the passage where the verse above was taken from. Very frankly, without hiding the the truth about how the 'special race' viewed her. He compared this woman to a dog, while he referred to this 'special race' as children. That's how they viewed it, even though they don't say it openly. Here, the Lord Jesus Christ says it openly, to see what she has to reply to this statement of His. He waited for her reply. Her reply would make the difference to Him. She wasn't from this 'special race', He knew it. She replied without being offended by what He had referred her to. She gave a humble reply though. Her reply showed brokenness of heart. She replied saying, she was truly in need of God's mercy. You see, God created human beings as as well as, dogs. So, show me your mercy as you would show to a dog, it's alright she said. That was enough for her, she said. She was truly seeking the mercies of God. We need His mercies. We live by His mercies. We survive by his mercies alone. You see, it is better to be a dog and have God's mercies on you than be a human being who has not His mercies over his or her life. That's what the woman who wasn't from the 'special race' had to say to Him. He said to her, "for such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter" The reply from her made the difference. She did not bother about what race she had come from. She looked up to her Creator and now in this case as her Healer. It's God who created the dog, too! The Lord Jesus Christ could have just left that demon to torment her daughter, but He didn't! He told her, you can go now, the demon has left your daughter. He need not go over to her house to chase away that demon? No! He just said that the demon won't be there in her daughter, when she gets home. How did He do that? Who decides that the demon should be cast out or left in there to torment the young and innocent girl? It's the Lord Jesus Christ who decides who becomes the objects of God's mercies or wrath. and no one else can do that. He listens to the Father in prayer. It is He who decides who should be there or not there! All authority on Earth, underneath the Earth and in heaven was given to the Lord Jesus Christ by the Father in heaven. He decides the outcome of everything on Earth. Many of us do not know this truth. Try opposing this truth, and you will know it, sooner. Pharaoh opposed this truth in the Old Testament, not knowing it was Christ our Lord He was opposing. As an object of God's wrath, prepared for eternal destruction, Pharaoh could only see Moses as the Deliverer here. The actual Deliverer there was Jesus Christ our Lord Himself. Moses was only a type of Christ in that situation. He represented Christ our Lord to Pharaoh. Pharaoh was blind to this truth.
What if God, choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath--prepared for destruction? What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory--even us, whom he also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles?