2 Samuel Chapter 9

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2 Samuel 9

1 And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?

2 And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he.

3 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.

4 And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lodebar.

5 Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar.

6 Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant!

7 And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.

8 And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?

9 Then the king called to Ziba, Saul’s servant, and said unto him, I have given unto thy master’s son all that pertained to Saul and to all his house.

10 Thou therefore, and thy sons, and thy servants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in the fruits, that thy master’s son may have food to eat: but Mephibosheth thy master’s son shall eat bread alway at my table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.

11 Then said Ziba unto the king, According to all that my lord the king hath commanded his servant, so shall thy servant do. As for Mephibosheth, said the king, he shall eat at my table, as one of the king’s sons.

12 And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Micha. And all that dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants unto Mephibosheth.

13 So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king’s table; and was lame on both his feet.

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  1. 2 And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he.

    3 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.

    4 And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lodebar.

    When was the last time that we personally went out of our way just to be kind to someone without getting or expecting something in return? I don’t mean giving a dollar to someone in the side of the road. I mean purposing it in our hearts to above and beyond to help someone. David is such a great example of being a Christian. I hope I can bless someone the way he blessed Saul’s grandson.

  2. In the MSG version this chapter is captioned “An Open Table for Mephibosheth”, which spoke to me about an “an open door or an open opportunity. David showed his friend’s son favor and allowed him to eat at his table for the rest of his days as verse 7 says MSG “Don’t be frightened,” said David. “I’d like to do something special for you in memory of your father Jonathan. To begin with, I’m returning to you all the properties of your grandfather Saul. Furthermore, from now on you’ll take all your meals at my table.”. We too should always have this open door concept as we show kindness and invite people to come in to seek Jesus for themselves.

  3. BEING RESTORED!!!

    9 Then the king called to Ziba, Saul’s servant, and said unto him, I have given unto thy master’s son all that pertained to Saul and to all his house.
    10 Thou therefore, and thy sons, and thy servants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in the fruits, that thy master’s son may have food to eat: but Mephibosheth thy master’s son shall eat bread alway at my table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.

    Now David loved Jonathan like a brother. Therefor he felt that Jonathan’s son should have all that his family once had. Being restored to his once glory. I know in my heart that is what GOD wants for me; not to just dwell in HIS house, but to be restored fully to the glory of GOD’s kingdom. As David restored the house of Saul; GOD wants me to get my house restored back to HIM. Full spiritual cleansing; that way GOD can move in my life.

    …we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians 4:16 NKJV)

    And they shall rebuild the old ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations. (Isaiah 61:4 NKJV)

    Thank you Jesus……..Amen!!!!

  4. This is a great example of the blessings that can come from fellowship and friendship with righteous people. WhenDavid slew Goliath, he proved his righteousness. Jonathan saw this and they swore loyalty to each other. The same can be said in the Church. There are some great bonds that are made when we fellowship with one another. That bond doesn’t usually stay in the first generation, either. The blessings of that bond can have the potential of spilling over to our children and our children’s children. Honour your friendships. It could bless you for generations.

  5. 7. And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.

    8. And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am ?

    Mephibosheth didn’t receive this life-changing benefit because of great exploits, accomplishments, any anything he had done – he was favored because of who his father was.

    When we realize and make use of who we are and who our Father is, we too can receive life-changing benefits that are waiting for us at the King’s table.

  6. A kindness of a mans heart. To be able to forgive and to show LOVE! That’s he still cares for those that were against him.

    “So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king’s table; and was lame on both his feet.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭9:13‬ ‭KJV

  7. 1 And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?

    2 And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he.

    3 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.

    One of the most beautiful stories in the Bible.
    Though we may be lame broken and forgotten , God still has a place for us at His table. David had loved Jonathan as a brother and kept him in his heart he searched til he found someone of his household . God does not care the shape we are in the situations may look hopeless. Yet God says come sit at my table , come dwell in my presence. This is why we must seek after the lost. Many are wounded deeply,lame not able to walk, they are out there just waiting for someone to say come. We must keep our hearts and eyes open to who Gid may be leading us to today to give that invitation of come go eat with me at the Kings Table.

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    “One day David asked, “Is anyone in Saul’s family still alive—anyone to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?””
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭9:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    David was not normal. David was not like other young kings or men. The other kings in power in Davids time would completely destroy the family linage of the opposition. David is a man after Gods own heart. He was not worried about the opposition, but let God fight his battles. By bringing Sauls grandson to the table, he went against normal. We too must go against the fleshly things of this divisive world of propaganda and do what’s right in the eyes of the Lord rather than men

  9. Honoring our forefathers

    We all have ancestors and loved ones who have taken a part in who we are today, both of blood and of spirit, and each of our lives rests firmly on the foundation of their sacrifice. Someone taught us how to tie our shoes and someone taught us about Jesus. For some it may have been the same person. Our ancestors supplied vital support to fulfill our potential here on Earth.

    The most important and most challenging way to honor those who have invested time, talent and treasure into us is to fulfill our potential for the Kingdom of God. Everyone was not raised in the perfect home with the perfect parents and the perfect Pastor. Sometimes, our inheritance from family members include addictions, patterns of physical and sexual abuse, emotional cruelty and dysfunction, racism, wounds related to money and poverty, mental illness, and a thousand other poisons. Sometimes our inheritance may include grace, mercy, love, faith, holiness and a passion for people. There is no right or wrong answer. Each of us is a product of our ancestors both physically and spiritually.

    We all have ancestors. Some want us to fulfill our destiny as happy and well-adjusted people, others not so much. Either way, we have the choice on who we are and who we will be tomorrow.

  10. 1 And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?

    We too need to find people to show kindness to. Love is a verb, so that means we need to go out and do it, and not wait for it to come to us.

  11. 7 And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.

    8 And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?

  12. GENERATIONAL BLESSINGS

    6 Now when, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant!
    7 And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.

    Mephibosheth was no doubt content with what his life had dealt him. His crippled ways and loss of family were no doubt painful reminders that life can bear some unexplainable and undeniable circumstances of grief.

    However, David remembered the kindness of Jonathan even after he was gone. GOD seems to interrupt the life of this frail, limited man, who is crippled. GOD through David sought him out to BLESS.

    We should be encouraged today to remember this testimony. Regardless of our hardships or life situations, at any moment GOD could call us by name to BLESS us.

    We must simply be prepared to answer the call to HIGHER ground, to eat at the Kings table. BE Ready!

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  13. 2 Samuel 9:6 When Mephibosheth son of Jonathan the son of Saul came to David he bowed down to pay him honor. David said Mephibosheth At Your Service he replied. Don’t be afraid David said to him f or I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belongs to your grandfather saul and you will always eat at my table. Mephibosheth bowed down and said what is your servant that you should notice a dead dog like me?

  14. 1 And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?
    2 And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he.
    3 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.

    There is so much evil in this world. Why not go out and show the kindness of the Lord to someone. You may be the only Jesus that person will receive today!

  15. The king remember his promise

    3 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.

    4 And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lodebar.

    5 Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar.

    6 Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant!

    7 And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.

    This is what happens when we repent!!!! Our Lord Jesus Christ King of kings, remember His promise of Salvation and says come let me restore your place in my home, let me restore everything the enemies have taken, and come sit at my table for you are now my child. Hallelujah!!!!! Our God is so very good that it don’t matter who you are, or whose son you were, which household you came from, He knows His promises are yeah and amen. All we need to do is fall at His feet. Thank you Jesus for remembering me!!!!!!

  16. 7 And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.

    David was a man of his word!

  17. “So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king’s table; and was lame on both his feet.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭9:13‬ ‭KJV

    What mercy and kindness of David to allow him to dwell in the palace. David kept his word and did everything possible to fulfill that. It’s important that we keep our word and commitment to others and to God as David did.

  18. 2 Samuel 9:6-7
    6) Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold, thy servant!
    7) And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father: and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.

    This is a fulfilling of the covenant (agreement, pledge, promise) that Jonathan made with David in 1 Samuel 20:14-17. 14) And thou shalt not only while yet I live shew me the kindness of the LORD, that I die not: 15) But also thou shalt not cut off the kindness from my house for ever: no, not when the LORD hath cut off the enemies of David every one from the face of the earth. 16) So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, Let the LORD even require it at the hand of David’s enemies. 17) And Jonathan caused David to swear again, because he loved him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul.

  19. 3 The king then asked him, “Is anyone still alive from Saul’s family? If so, I want to show God’s kindness to them.” Ziba replied, “Yes, one of Jonathan’s sons is still alive. He is crippled in both feet.” (NLT)

    Multiple times in this chapter, it was made clear that Saul’s grandson was crippled. However, his appearance and crippling didn’t matter; he was still called to the king’s table and blessed. “There is room in the house of God for EVERYBODY” Bro. Cornwell would always say. As servants of Christ we have to see past crippled bodies to see the soul God sees and loves, the soul that is wavering between an eternity spent in Heaven or hell.

  20. 6 Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant!

    7 And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.

    8 And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?

    Alot of times it is hard to think that someone wants to be good to us, I love how God used David to bless Mephibosheth, this may have been the nicest anyone has been to him in some time, I think that people want that now, It is nice to sit at the Kings table and partake in the meat and fellowship, but also people want that from their brothers and sisters as well, not everyone wants something from someone, sometimes people crave company, fellowship, a chance for some sort of positive in their life, but unfortunately people think that others are only out for what they can get. If only we can see the heart of people, if someone is calling you all the time just to talk and to see if you want to spend time, chances are thats all they want. People can only take so much rejection, they will eventually turn to anyone who is going to be the company they need. Then the ones they reached out too, will say ” I told them to call me ” David didn’t make empty promises, He showed kindness to a man who lost his Father and his Grandfather, and the loved him, im sure he loved him with the love he had for Jonathan. God is so great!

  21. 2 And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he.

    3 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.

    4 And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lodebar.

    God is awesome he loves us very much from the day he created us. I learned that David and Jonathan were best friends from the day they saw each other. And Jonathan’s son was lame on his feet.

  22. And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he.
    3 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.

    David remembers his promise to Jonathan and blesses his son by restoring all of his families land and honors Jonathan by sitting his son at his table to eat every single day. But what sticks out is that Ziba had to disclose the whereabouts of Saul’s kin. He could not have known for certain that David would really show kindness. Surely Ziba must have worried what David would do. He must have carried a heavy weight but to his credit (and David’s), he was honest with the King and gave up Mephibosheth’s location, and was no doubt relieved when David blessed rather than avenge.
    We must be completely honest to the King of Kings! Don’t hide your secrets from Him. He knows it all anyway, but when we confess it to Him and give our problems to him, then he can help us. Give it to God.

  23. 8 Mephibosheth bowed respectfully and exclaimed, “Who is your servant, that you should show such kindness to a dead dog like me?”

    Mephibosheth felt worthless and insignificant to deserve such kindness. We too may ask, “who am I, to receive such honor and kindness from a stranger”. To God, no matter your situation or what life style you have lived, God will bless you!

  24. 1 And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?

    David and Jonathan had such a relationship that even after death, David wanted to show respect to that relationship with Jonathan by honoring any related to him, and restore what should have rightly been his inheritance.

    God will always honor those who show compassion and kindness to those who are victims of circumstances they had no control over.

    Ephesians 4:32 KJV: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

  25. 3 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.

    4 And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lodebar.

    5 Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar.

    6 Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant!

    7 And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.

    It didn’t matter that he could not walk, he was still invited to sit at the Kings table! Just the same it doesn’t matter what affliction we may have , as long as we live for God wholeheartedly there is room for us at His table!

    Because of the kindness Jonathan showed David, David in return showed kindness to his son! The kinndeness we have toward others will not only be returned to us but to those that come after us!

  26. 2 Samuel 9:13 (KJV Strong’s)
    13 So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king’s table; and was lame on both his feet.

    Mephibosheth means exterminating the idols. When we clear the stage and put Jesus center stage we bless ourselves and those around us.

    The word says that He is a jealous God. He loves us and wants all of our love to himself. He doesn’t and won’t share with an idol.

  27. 7 And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.

    Wow. Talk about keeping a promise to Jonathan. How many of us would promise our friend something and then once they passed would continue it with their children? This just goes to show how much love David and Jonathan had for one another. Let us take a note and do this for one another.

  28. 2 Samuel 9:6-7 Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant! And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.

    My father told, to be a great leader you must be a man of your word! Let your yes be yes and your no be no, and when you make an oath, keep it.

    That exactly what David had promised Jonathan, and he kept it.

  29. 7 And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.

  30. 2 And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he.

    3 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.

    4 And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lodebar.

    David is a great example of a Christian! He purposely invested time into teaching people! One thing I’ve noticed is that in many churches they put outreach on their calendars but many don’t attend! We must be willing to accept giving our time up to reach others

  31. The king said, Is there not still someone of the house of Saul to whom I may show the [unfailing, unsought, unlimited] mercy and kindness of God? Ziba replied, Jonathan has yet a son who is lame in his feet. [I Sam. 20:14-17.]
    2 Samuel 9:3 AMP

    Kindness, respect, love… More than just being faithful to his friend, I believe, David had turely a heart after God’s own heart. He showed love and compassion. We can learn a lot from this and bear fruit of Love to everyone.

  32. “And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.” The word of God (Jesus) clearly recorded, it was because of Jonathan. David was true to his oath that he made with Jonathan, and identified for all too hear that it was because of Jonathan. One should be mindful of the fact that one’s actions can affect not only one’s children, but also one’s grandchildren. Dear God, help us make right choices so that our children and their children may be blessed. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  33. “And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?” Mephibosheth was well aware that he warranted nothing from anyone, let alone king David. We should also be mindful and never become too full of self, for none warrant anything from anyone let alone King Jesus. God thank you for your gracious love and bless us with a heart of appreciation, in Jesus name.

  34. 1 One day David asked, “Is there anyone left of Saul’s family? If so, I’d like to show him some kindness in honor of Jonathan.”

    Mephibosheth life changed that one day, it was a blessing that came when he wasn’t expecting it. You never know when that one day will come. It could be when Jesus comes, a miracle happens, blessings pour out, or a 300 soul revival will happen(amen). It’s because it’s all on Gods times and not our own but there will be a day when all of these will happen and it will be that one day.

  35. In this time period neither the sick nor the crippled or lame could serve in the temple (Lev 21:17-21). The lamer were at the mercy of those who took care of them and carried them from place to place (Mt 15:30; Acts 3:2). Since they often had no way to support themselves, they resorted to begging (Acts 3:2). Mephibosheth has more than likely lived in obscurity out of fear of David, but he deformity may also have driven him into seclusion for being the grandson of Saul. Mephibosheth displays again this same self-depreciating spirit in 2 Sam 19:26-28. Like David who rescues Mephibosheth, God is a rescuer of the lame ( Zep 3:19) and he calls us to be the same. We are to follow David’s example by helping those who cannot help themselves and those who have nothing to offer is in return (Lk 14: 13-14). It’s all about having a loving heart full of compassion for souls that need deliverance.

  36. “And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭9:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Jonathan’s sake–
    Jonathan who was his brother-in-law. Jonathan who was Saul’s son. Jonathan who was David’s friend that his love passed that of a woman. Jonathan who Loved David as though it were his own soul. This is the Jonathan who David wanted to bless. This is the reason David sought out someone from the home of a man who wanted to murder him. Saul tried many times to murder David, but David submitted to the authority over him and refused to hurt the man who wanted to kill him.

    David’s love through adversity gives us a beautiful example of friendship. The. It is extended when David blesses the grandson of a man who tried to
    Murder him for years. I wonder how many people today would have those same qualities. (If we truly are showing he love of Christ and the fruit of the spirit then we would love like David loved and bless like David blessed. )

  37. 3 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.

    4 And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lodebar.

    5 Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar.

    6 Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant!

    7 And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.

    It’s important we keep praying for Israel. Genesis 12:1-3 says, “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” The Lord blesses is us when we pray for His people. Especially right now when Israel us going through such difficult times.

  38. 7 And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.

    8 And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?

  39. 1 And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?

    David didn’t forget the promise he had made to Jonathan . There was a relative of Jonathan left and He was taken in by David he treated him like a brother he treated him with love and kindness. This goes to show that a persons word means a lot.

  40. “David asked, “Is anyone left from the royal house of Saul? If there is, I want to be kind to him because of Jonathan.””
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭9:1‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

    David was very wise and kind hearted. 

  41. 7 And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.

    8 And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?

    Wow! I believe this is all of our life’s story. Because of the Love and kindness of Christ when we all should have been left for dead. Broken and lame we came to Christ but we left His presence blessed beyond our wildest dreams.

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