There was a lad by the name of Mephibosheth who was extended mercy by David…
Because of the relationship that David had with his father Jonathan.
Amid the family members of the house of Saul he was the one that was permitted to be protected from the wrath of his enemies the Gibeonites…
All because of the relationship that David had with his dad.
Mephibosheth had nothing to do with the goodness that he received at the hand of David. Meals, protection, and the good life were all afforded to Mephibosheth because this man was Jonathan’s son.
That’s it. There was no work that earned him a seat in the palace. As a matter of fact, this man was lame in his feet and was somewhat disabled. This man was extended an entrance into David’s life because his Dad was best friends with the king.
Much like us. We are not extended special privileges because of what we do, but because of whose we are. Jesus is ours and we are accepted because of HIM.
Not because of us.
We had no strength to deliver ourselves.
It’s a good thing we didn’t have to. All we did was accept the grace so freely given and we too can eat with the king.
Not bad for a man whose name means “out of my mouth proceeds reproach.”
However, out of God’s hand He received mercy.
What a Friend we have in Jesus!