Read: 2 Sam 9:1-13
Although I have read this passage before and have heard the story preached. A few passages stand out to me tonight.
The king asked, “Is there no one left of the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s kindness?”
What this says to me is that David understood that God works through the actions of people. And his desire was to show a demonstration of God’s kindness.
Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant that you should take notice of a dead dog like me?”
Now that doesn’t sound like Mephibosheth thought to highly of himself. But regardless of how he saw himself, it didn’t stop the blessing. His grandfather’s land was restored to him even though he didn’t have the ability to work the land himself but provision was still made.
Mephibosheth had a young son named Mica, and all the members of of Ziba’s household were servants of Mephibosheth.
His lameness didn’t hamper is ability to reproduce.
As I read and reflect on this story, I see similarities in how God graces us with his goodness even when don’t feel as if we are deserving of it. Truth is we don’t deserved it but it’s a gift to us that we can never do enough to earn. Despite our weaknesses and shortcomings, God is still able to use us to produce life.
- When You Don’t Know How To Wait (incourage.me)
- God Will Surely Show You Kindness (carloruiz.wordpress.com)
- Day 89: 2 Samuel 8-11; David’s Victories and Kindness (orcministries.wordpress.com)