Thursday, July 14, 2016


In 2 Samuel 9:3-4, we read: “Then the king said, ‘Is there not still someone of the house of Saul, to whom I may show the kindness of God?’ And Ziba said to the king, ’There is still a son of Jonathan who is lame in his feet.’ So the king said to him, ‘Where is he?’ And Ziba said to the king, ‘Indeed he is in the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, in Lo Debar.’ Then King David sent and brought him out of the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, from Lo Debar.”

“Once a covenant is made, it can't be broken?" He looked at his grandfather’s Bible on the table.

 "A promise made is a promise kept." He nodded to his grandson. "Back to our story.

“News came that King Saul and Jonathan were killed in battle. Afraid King David would wipe out Saul’s family, everyone fled. The nurse grabbed little prince Mephibosheth. As she rushed down the steps, she dropped him, crippling him in both feet. They fled, hiding in Lo Debar.

“Why did they hide from King David? Wasn’t he the good guy?”

Grandfather nodded. “They didn’t understand. When Mephibosheth came before David, he fell on his face, thinking. ‘David’s got me now.’”

“Wow, scared, huh?” Grandfather nodded, continued.

“King David said, 'Don’t be afraid, I want to show you kindness for Jonathan, your father’s sake. I’ll restore all the land of your grandfather Saul.'

“But Mephibosheth couldn’t believe it. ‘Why are you doing this? I’m nothing but a dead dog.’ David answered by announcing, ‘Mephibosheth will eat at my table continually like one of my sons.’”

“Wait, Grandfather, why did David do this?”

“When David looked at Mephibosheth, he remembered his covenant with Jonathan.
Now everything that belonged to Jonathan belonged to Mephibosheth and his sons and his son's sons. All his riches were restored. But he had a choice. He could believe David and live in the palace as a prince, or go back to Lo Debar which means a ‘place of nothing.’”

Kingdom Thinking. The Lord Jesus, my Jonathan, declares me a child of the King. He promises never to leave nor forsake me. He loves me with an everlasting love. But I have to choose Him. He offers the same to you. A place of honor in the kingdom. Won’t you come to Him?