When Mephibosheth was brought before David the king and was told that he was going to be given everything that had been his grandfather Saul’s his reaction was quite pitiful. He bowed himself down and said ‘What is thy servant that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I?’
Mephibosheth had quite a poor self-image! He had been lame since the age of 5 years old, when on hearing the news that Saul and Jonathan were dead, his nurse had picked him up to flee but had dropped him. This disability had taken its toll, to the degree that Mephibosheth found it difficult to accept that any good could be meant for him.
(2 Samuel 9:6-8)
But of course, David wasn’t blessing him because of his own goodness or achievement, but just because he was Jonathan’s son.
At the end of this story we see Mephibosheth eating continually at the king’s table, and seated around a table everyone is equal. His lameness wasn’t an issue when everyone was sitting down as a guest of the king.
Our Father has exalted us to a position of equality with Jesus. There are none of us less favoured or less blessed, because in Jesus we all have the same measure of blessing…and that is everything that Jesus has!
Because of Jesus we can know a fullness of restoration and provision that we never could have dreamed was possible. We are seated at a table filled with the full provision of the finished work of Jesus! (Psalm 23:5)
We have been made a new creature. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
We are complete in Him. (Colossians 2:10)
We are partakers of the divine nature. (2 Peter 1:4)
We have been blessed with all spiritual blessings. (Ephesians 1:3)
We have the indwelling Holy Spirit. (Galatians 4:6)
We have been adopted as sons. (Galatians 4:5)
And much more!
Speak this out today…Thank you, Lord, that in Jesus we are all equal and that we all have the full blessing of every provision.
2Samuel 9:13…..So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king’s table; and was lame on both his feet.