Mephibosheth

Mephibosheth

I like knowing more people from the bible. From their life stories, no matter how short or even insignificance, as long as it’s in the bible, it is significant. Mephibosheth, a name that does not even tinker a bell in my brain. Todays devotion with FB Meyer, he was mentioned. “God comes to those who are not swift, but, like Mephibosheth, lame on both feet, and gives them the prize which they could not win;” This reminds me too of “Life Without Limbs to Life Without Limits! Nick Vujicic was born without arms or legs but the love he holds overcomes any physical limitation.”

Who is Mephibosheth?
2 Samuel 9:6-8 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. And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?

Just reading and pondering on Mephibosheth, I can likened my life to him. Who am I that I should deserve any mercy from the King? I’m a child of a fallen depraved nature, descendent of Adam, sinful, willful, all the bad you can name. Yet the King David, for Jonathan sake, beloved of David, King David restores Mephibosheth to his land, and even put him up to eat at King David’s table daily. Is this not like our King? For his beloved son Jesus sake? Restores us to where we are? From depraved crippled sinner to a sinner saved by grace? Note, our position as a sinner has not changed, we are still sinner just as Mephibosheth is still a lame, but the King’s opinion of us has changed because of Jesus sake! “2 Samuel 9:13 So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king’s table; and was lame on both his feet.” Not only has the King changed his opinion of us, he have invited us to his table! Daily!

If we read the entire context of 2 Sam 9, it was King David who looked for him.
Is it not similar as God the Father came to look for us? Even from the beginning of the world, in Genesis, it was God who came to look for Adam and Eve. In New Testament, He is Jesus who came to look for us.

What else can we ask for? Now this is the joy of daily bible reading and devotions.
All praise and Glory be to Christ for his bountiful mercies and grace, to Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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~ by ymsim on 2010/07/16.

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