The Daily Word: Sunday, May 26th, 2019
2 Samuel 9:1-11:27
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
So David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father’s sake, and will restore to you all the land of Saul your grandfather; and you shall eat bread at my table continually.” – 2 Sam 9:7
Mephibosheth has nothing left. Jonathan, his father, was dead. David summoned him out of nowhere. For all he knew, David was calling him to kill. It was customary practice for a new king to kill all the descendants of a prior king; so nobody would have batted an eye if David killed Mephibosheth as a descendant of Saul.
But David didn’t call Mephibosheth into his presence to punish him; he called him to bless him! His message to Mephibosheth was clear: there is nothing but blessing for you in the presence of the king! Mephibosheth went home blessed because of the covenant that David had with Jonathan, his father.
You have a covenant with God through Jesus Christ. That means that whenever you come into God’s presence in prayer, there is nothing but blessing for you in the presence of the King! You will go home blessed because of the covenant that you have with God through Jesus Christ.
Thank God for His uncommon kindness. Come to God, and expect the best! He will bless you far more than you deserve because you have a covenant with Him.
Father, thank You for Your covenant kindness. You are an amazing God. I don’t deserve the kindness and the favor You show me! But You show it to me all the same. I am forever grateful, in Jesus’ name.
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