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May 9, 2018

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Reading along with us in 2 Samuel? Here’s today’s reading:

2 Samuel 9 (ESV)

And David said, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was Ziba, and they called him to David. And the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?” And he said, “I am your servant.” And the king said, “Is there not still someone of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God to him?” Ziba said to the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is crippled in his feet.” The king said to him, “Where is he?” And Ziba said to the king, “He is in the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, at Lo-debar.” Then King David sent and brought him from the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, at Lo-debar. And Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan, son of Saul, came to David and fell on his face and paid homage. And David said, “Mephibosheth!” And he answered, “Behold, I am your servant.”...Continue Reading

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  1. 7And David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father, and you shall eat at my table always.

  2. I love this chapter. After David has been blessed, what does he do? He looks for someone else to bless…and of all people from the house of Saul, but it is on behalf of Jonathan. And David does something with his intent. He investigates and discovers this son of Jonathan, Mephibosheth.

    Now just think about what this is like for Mephibosheth. He is in a depressed area of the country, in some ways hiding out not knowing what this new king would do with the family of the last king, especially when Saul tried to kill David. You wonder what went through his mind when he was told David wants to see you….No wonder David says don’t be afraid. But then he blesses his socks off! You talk about a radical difference between how Mephibosheth woke up in the morning and how he went to bed at night.!! And this is sometimes how God works, He breaks through with blessing out of no where that radically alters our whole lives. I imagine dinner in Lo Debar was a little different than dinner at the king’s table. So it is neat that David not only blesses him with property but also relationship!

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