Re:Verse reading–2 Samuel 9 (day two) So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for he ate at the king’s table regularly. Now he was lame in both feet. vs. 13
Twice in this narrative the writer tells us of Mephibosheth’s condition. Why is this important? What bearing does it play in David’s response to him? David was honoring a commitment of love and friendship that he had with Jonathan. There was no political motivation, no real need to honor this lame young man. He could not work or fight for him, but that was not the motivation in David’s heart. He was not interested in what Mephibosheth could or could not do, he was more interested in honoring a debt of love.
Sound familiar? What did you do to earn Jesus’ offer of salvation. What do any of us bring of worth to the author and perfecter of our faith? Even so he offers us a place at his table. He lavishes on us underserved blessing. This is an offer worth celebrating.