Nunsy was talking about David, Jonathan and Mephibosheth at the bible study tonight and I had a wonderful revelation about religion as she was talking.
She was telling us about the covenant between David and Jonathan, and that the men had extended it to their children.
So in this context David was in covenant with Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan.
However the nurse who was looking after Mephibosheth did not know about the covenant and fled with the boy; and while fleeing she dropped him and made him lame (2 Samuel 4 v 4).
When people do not know or understand the covenant they are under (or in) they are damaged.
The nurse did not know Mephibosheth was in covenant with David so instead of running to him, she ran from him and damaged the lad.
People today do not know the covenant they are under and end up running from God, with the aid and help of religion.
Religion, trying to come to God through performance and man made efforts, always fails and leads to guilt and condemnation.
This leads to men running from God and being damaged.
If men knew they were under the new covenant because of the finished work of Jesus Christ and not their performance they would run to God instead of running away from him.
We are under the new covenant and grace, and not under the old covenant and law (Romans 6 v 14).
Later we see Mephibosheth in safety around the King’s table because of the covenant he was under; he was safe and secure now, and this is a picture of new covenant grace!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I am under grace and not under law, under the new covenant and not under the old”.
2 Samuel 4 v 4…..And Jonathan, Saul’s son, had a son that was lame of his feet. He was five years old when the tidings came of Saul and Jonathan out of Jezreel, and his nurse took him up, and fled; and it came to pass, as she made haste to flee, that he fell, and became lame. And his name was Mephibosheth