Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | September 16, 2015

Answering The King’s Call

cb devo sept 16“So Mephibosheth ate at David’s table like one of the king’s sons.” 2 Samuel 9:11b (NIV)

King David had a very close friendship with one of King Saul’s sons, Jonathan. The Bible, when speaking of the covenant between the two young men, states that David loved Jonathan as himself (1 Samuel 18). Throughout scripture several events took place, yet the two men remained faithful to one another and their friendship.

After King Saul and Jonathan died, the Bible says that King David went out of his way to do some kindness toward the house of Saul “for Jonathan’s sake.” One of the servants of Saul’s household mentioned to David that there was a young man named Mephibosheth, son of Jonathan, who was crippled in both feet. What follows is not just an act of kindness, but a demonstration of true love that sees beyond any flaw or handicap.

King David sends for the young man, who is baffled that the king would show any interest in him. You see, the young man had been raised by servants and made to think he was not worth much, simply because he had a handicap. King David not only spoke directly to Mephibosheth, but he told him that he would restore to him all the land that belonged to his grandfather Saul. He told Mephibosheth that from that day forward, he would sit at the table with the king!!

So, let’s recap: boy is crippled; boy is raised by servants; boy grows up with very low self-esteem, so the young man he becomes thinks very poorly of himself; young man is shocked the king even wants to see him. Then… young man receives all the land that once was taken from his family, has many servants ready to work for him and farm his land. He never again returns to the poor hood where he was raised, because he now dines at the king’s table!!

Our God is just like this king; He does not look at our flaws. He is ready to bless us, even when we least expect it. All we need to do is answer His call.

“Lord, thank You for your mercies that are renewed every morning.”

For His Glory

Luska Suzano
TRBC Coffee Break

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