Daily Archives: April 18, 2009

2 Samuel 19-20

Scripture

“For all of my father’s house were but dead men before my lord the king.  Yet you set your servant among those who eat at your own table. Therefore what right have I still to cry out anymore to the king?” 2 Samuel 19:28

 

Observation

  • Mephibosheth is humble before the king.
  • David showed mercy to Mephibosheth.
  • Mephibosheth recognizes that he has no rights before the king.  He is there in the king’s presence because of his grace.

 

Application

This verse reminds me of Gods grace to sinners.  Mephibosheth is a great example of humility.  He realizes that he should be dead and it’s because of David grace that he is allowed to live.   Mephibosheth verbalizes to David his situation and what David has done for him by allowing him to come into the king’s presence.  It’s a great reminder of what my attitude should be before the King of the Universe.  I should be dead; He has allowed me to live.  I should be an outcast; He has set me at His table to eat.  I have no rights before Him but He listens to me as I complain (this is where I differ from the story.)  I desire to have the correct attitude before God. I want to remind myself daily through prayer what the situation is, that I am here by His grace.

 

Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father,

You have lifted me up to eat at your table, I worship You today. Help me to remember every day what you have done and continue to do in my life and the lives of all who bend there knee to you.  Thank you Lord for being patient, forgiving and full of grace.

 

Jon

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