A woman came to Jesus to beg that he cure her demonized daughter. The King James Version translates Matthew 15:25 this way: “Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.” Notice that this verse might be understood that she “worshipped” Jesus as if he was God Almighty. Did this woman worship Jesus in the sense of worshipping the Almighty God?
Not all translations use the word “worshipped” in Matthew 15:25 as a quick search will verify.
Here are a couple of different renderings.
Matthew 15:25 (YLT); "And having come, she was bowing to him, saying, `Sir, help me;'"
Matthew 15:25 (MSG): "Thenthe woman came back to Jesus, went to her knees, and begged. “Master, help me.”"
Matthew 15:25 (CJB) “But she came, fell at his feet and said, “Sir, help me!”“
Whatever gesture she performed, it was not offensive to Jesus and he did not comment on the gesture at all. Moved by her great faith, Jesus cured her demonized daughter. We would expect no different from Jesus.
The question is: did the woman perform an act of worship as one would to the Almighty God or Jesus’
In some countries, it is the custom for a man when asking a woman to be his wife to kneel when doing so. Does that act imply worship, or equating the woman with God Almighty? No one would make that argument!
When people are in the presence of a human king or queen, they may bow in an act of respect. That act, is not viewed as an act of worship.
No doubt that the woman that came to Jesus, concerned with her daughter’s illness, showed great respect for Jesus, the one that had been given the power to heal. She did not view him as Almighty God and did not address him with that intent. She acknowledged him as Master or Lord, for he was such.