Living In the Arms of Jesus

Dinner Is Served!
November 19, 2012 at 11:10 AM

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Dinner Is Served!

2 Samuel 9:1–9

Additional Scripture Readings: Psalm 23:5–6; Ephesians 2:4–8

Once David was crowned king, he faced the decision of what to do about a longtime family feud between his house and the house of Saul. Although it was legally acceptable to avenge himself by killing all living relations of Saul, David chose to respond in kindness. He asked who was left of Saul’s household to whom he could show compassion.

Mephibosheth, a grandson of Saul and son of Jonathan, was crippled in both feet. He was brought to Jerusalem and invited to dine at the king’s table as one of the king’s own sons.

How greatly David’s kindness resembles the grace of God: freely given even though it was not deserved. And how greatly Mephibosheth resembles us. We too are cast off, separated from the King, hiding in the desert to conceal our errors.

Come in, all you little Mephibosheths. The table of God’s presence is waiting and dinner is served!


  • Nikkijr
    by Nikkijr
    November 19, 2012 at 8:33 PM

  • Nikkijr
    by Nikkijr
    November 19, 2012 at 8:35 PM
    Yahweh invites us all to an honorable feast for those who accept His loving sacrifice, gift, and reward for obedience to His will by the instruction to His will. Bless Yahweh for His commands, and His Son. Without them we would be lawless and lost like the rest of this dark cruel world. HalleluYah!
  • Debrowsky
    November 20, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    What a tender and loving way to bring God's mercy into focus against our flawed lives.  I have always felt like I didn't quite belong in His Kingly presence and belonged in the outer courts.  what an invitation.

    Thank you Steph, for making a point for us to know this side of our Heavenly Father.   I needed this.

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