OUTLINE: David restores land and shows kindness to Jonathan’s son
CONTENT: David had made a covenant with Jonathan, King Saul’s son, during the time of
Saul’s reign. When David became king, he had the opportunity to keep the covenant he made
with Jonathan, to do service to each other and their descendants. David sought for any of
Saul’s descendants to whom he shall show kindness for Jonathan’s sake and found Jonathan’s
son Mephibosheth who was lame in his feet and felt unworthy to come before the king because
of his physical defect. David kept his promise because he had a heart of love and forgiveness;
restored to him all the land of his grandfather and invited him to dine with him always. There
are lessons to be learnt here; There is a correlation between God in the person of David, ‘a man
of God’s Own heart’, and mankind in the person of Mephibosheth; God the ever loving and
Forgiving Savior, and man, spiritually affected by sin. If we must sit at the king’s table we must
seek forgiveness and be clothed in the proper garment, the robe of Salvation and Righteousness.
(Mathew 22). Many are called but few are chosen.
We must be serious of our calling and worship. Be born again and turn away from sin. Have
clean hands and a pure heart. You cannot dine with the King with filthy hands, Psalms 24:4.
Blessed are the pure in heart. Your worship experience is important. Come to dine with the King
of Kings, Isaiah 61:10. If Christ lives in you, be determined not to let anything get in the way,
Begin here, to feel at home up there, in the presence of Jesus.
–Sis. Delfina Anderson