Thanks to Nunsy for the next three DIGs…..awesome stuff……
In this passage of scripture is a beautiful picture of God’s desire to bless us because of, and through, His relationship with Jesus.
In this scripture we see David searching out someone to bless in the name of his friend Jonathon.
Jonathon and David had such a close friendship that the Word says that Jonathon’s soul was knit to David’s (1 Samuel 18:1), and because of his reverence for the father (Saul) and his love for the son (Jonathan), David wanted to find someone of the house of Saul to whom he could show kindness for Jonathan’s sake (2 Samuel 9:1).
A man who has been in the service of Saul is found and is brought before David who asks the servant if he knows of anyone left of the house of Saul, that he might show him kindness. The servant, Ziba, tells David of Jonathan’s son Mephibosheth.
Mephibosheth has been lame since a childhood accident (2 Samuel 4:4) and when he is brought before David and hears of David’s desire to bless him for Jonathan’s sake he bows himself and says ‘What is thy servant that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I?’
I love David’s response; he doesn’t even respond to what Mephibosheth has just said! He just calls to Ziba and says ‘Everything that was Saul’s I’m giving to your master’s son!’
Mephibosheth wasn’t receiving that entire blessing because of what he was or what he had done; he was being blessed because of whose he was. He was the son of David’s best friend and that made him worthy to receive it all.
When you approach your heavenly father do you have the same attitude as Mephibosheth? Do you see all of your failings and unworthiness? In the same way that David wasn’t interested in any of Mephibosheth’s shortcomings, God is not looking at yours. His desire is to bless you with all that He has for the Son’s sake!
Enjoy those blessings today and every day.
Speak this our today……..Thank you, Lord, that I have been blessed with everything that you have, not because of what I am or what I have done, but because of whose I am and because of what He has done.
2Samuel 9:1…..And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?