Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | June 21, 2018

Royal Remembrance

“Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.” 2 Samuel 9:7 (NIV)

Position, power, fame, royalty – all arenas of notoriety. Ever wonder what happens when a person is removed from one or all? Mephibosheth was. Jonathan and David were very good friends – so much so that Jonathan paved the way for David to become king by sacrificing his life. As a result, Jonathan’s son, Mephibosheth was instantly stripped of his royal position, power, and fame. For years he lived as a commoner – crippled through an accident trying to flee threats on his life.

Years later King David requested Mephibosheth to come before him. Frightened for his life, Mephibosheth never anticipated King David would restore to a cripple like him everything he had lost, plus reposition him at his royal table. Why did David do this? Because many years before he had made a commitment with Jonathan never forgetting his monumental sacrifice. Any great leader never forgets what and whom it took to provide opportunities for advancement. Leaders why not be like David by responding with kindness and keeping your word. Others will view a better supervisor, co-worker, mother, friend, and most of all a better person. Our actions will speak louder than words.

Dear Father, please help me to lead with kindness and consideration remembering those who paved a way for me to serve in leadership.

For His Glory

Patsy Sanders
TRBC Women’s Life

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