Matt 15:24

15:24 only to the lost sheep . . . of Israel. Prior to the resurrection, the “wall of hostility” (Eph. 2:14) still stood. Jesus came as the Messiah and heir to the throne of David. Jesus graciously responds only after it was clear that the woman had no presumption of deserving the blessing promised to Israel; rather, she hoped to benefit from the overflow of those blessings.