Key Verse: 2 Samuel 9:7
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.”
In Chapter nine we see the Lord’s kindness to King Saul’s descendants. Saul’s grandson, Mephibosheth, had a son, thus preserving the family name and inheritance.
David was faithful to the covenant relationship into which he and Jonathan, Saul’s son, had entered, as recorded in 1 Samuel 20:14-16. How much more faithful will Jesus, the Seed of David, be to the covenant He has made with His loved ones. That’s us! — we who believe in Him. Jesus’ new covenant is described in Hebrews, chapters 8 & 9. We may want to find that in our Bibles to read and meditate on Jesus’ faithfulness.
Twice in our reading it is mentioned that Jonathan’s son was “lame in his feet.” Those feet were placed under David’s table continually. This was grace…unmerited favour from David. Jesus has placed our feet under His table, seating us in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:4-9). Our lameness is covered, and we sit at the table of the King. God has “blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, You not only place our feet under Your table, You have set an example of washing Your disciples’ feet. I pray that, by Your enabling strength, I will do a better job of washing the feet of others, as their servant, in a variety of ways. Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
On Palm Sunday we celebrate the anniversary of the day Jesus fulfilled the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9 (click here). Jewish people were coming to Jerusalem by the thousands from all over the world to celebrate Passover. They knew the prophecies well and the reputation of Jesus. They shouted “Hosanna,” which means “save now” (Matthew 21:1-11). No doubt, many believed that Jesus was about to overthrow and declare Himself an earthly king, freeing Israel from the rule of Rome. Matthew would show us that Jesus’ commitment was meeting the needs of people like “Mephibosheth,” rather than sitting on an eartlhly throne. I believe God has spoken to me about a “Mephibosheth” for whom I should show more love and practical service.
Yours for placing feet under the King’s table, because of His amazing grace,