2 Samuel 9:1-8
9 David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”
2 Now there was a servant of Saul’s household named Ziba. They summoned him to appear before David, and the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?”
“At your service,” he replied.
3 The king asked, “Is there no one still alive from the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s kindness?”
Ziba answered the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is lame in both feet.”
4 “Where is he?” the king asked.
Ziba answered, “He is at the house of Makir son of Ammiel in Lo Debar.”
5 So, King David, had him brought from Lo Debar, from the house of Makir son of Ammiel.
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.
7 “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.”
8 Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”
From this story we can consider three different characters, David (as God), Jonathan (as Jesus), Saul (as the Devil), and Mephibosheth as all of us (people of the world). David comes to the camp of Saul and calls out “is there anyone in this camp I can show mercy for the sake of my friend Jonathan?” Mephibosheth was available and accepted to be shown mercy.
For the sake of Jesus Christ (the faithful son of God), God is calling out “is there anyone I can show mercy to?”, not because of who you are, but because of whom Jesus is.
As you hear to call today, do not harden your heart rather receive the act of mercy as Mephibosheth did.
5 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
4 And I wept much because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
5 And one of the elder’s saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book and to loose the seven seals thereof.
The moment man rebelled against God by sinning against Him, there was a separation between God and man as a Holy God could not behold sin. However, God never left man, rather He sort to restore the fellowship He had with the man before the sin. Then a call was made in heaven of which only Jesus could handle. Jesus chose to obey God for the sake of restoring Man back to God. Romans 5:19 “For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.”
So, the obedience of Jesus has given you a ticket you never deserved back to God. For this reason, God still calls out “who can I show kindness to for the sake of Jesus?”
Are you yet to receive the kindness of God? Hurry to do that today, for a time is coming when the call will no longer be there.
Accept the offer of Kindness like Mephibosheth today by saying this prayer:
“Lord Jesus, I confess I am a sinner and need to be shown kindness. I believe you are God sent to restore me to God. Come into my heart and be my Lord. Amen”
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By Joshua Sopuru (Analogy by Pastor Joseph Prince)