Thursday, June 05, 2008

David finds Mephibosheth II Samuel 9

II Samuel 9:1 "And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan's sake?"

I'm sure David misses his old friend. He could sure use him now. Jonathan had said that they would be together when David was king but he was killed and it did not happen.

In this chapter, we have a picture of grace. David enquires of some descendant of Jonathan's and he is found but crippled. David brought him into the king's house and made him as one of his sons. He was to eat with the king and those of the house where he had been were to be his servants to tend the land of Saul which David gave to Mephibosheth. See my lesson here.

v3 "And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame of his feet."

David did not care about Mephibosheth's condition. As a lame man, he would be no use in war. He could do little work. In fact, I can see no way he could benefit the king at all. It was all done for Mephibosheth's sake.

v7 "And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father's sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually."

Mephibosheth had lost the kingdom. Saul was rejected of God because of his sin. Jonathan was David's friend though and because of Jonathan, Mephibosheth received the kindness of the king. Remember Adam lost it all when he sinned. Man wondered on earth with no hope. Then came Jesus and gave his life for sinners. So for Jesus sake, we are shown the kindness of God.

v13 "So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king's table; and was lame on both his feet."

One song says 'Empty and broken I came back to Him...'

Psalm 40:2 "He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock and established my goings."

Bible Study, Old Testament, David, Mephibosheth, Samuel, grace, Milton J Southerland, . Mephibosheth is brought to the king's table by David.

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