2 Samuel 9

Before Reading.

  • Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.

Reading.

  • Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
  • Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
  • Take a note if you have question, inspiration.   

Read 2 Samuel 9

David and Mephibosheth.    

This story shows David’s concern for King Saul’s descendants, underscoring his innocence toward that house. Why does King David show kindness to King Saul’s remained family?

It was his obligation for his friendship with Jonathan, King Saul’s son. The word “kindness” (v.1) contains the idea of obligation. Kindness required by loyalty to a covenant. David and Jonathan had sworn eternal loyalty to one another (1 Samuel 18:1-4), and David has promised to King Saul (1 Samuel 24:21-22). David showed kindness to Mephibosheth, Jonathan’s son.

It was his godly character that he showed kindness and divine justice by returning to Mephibosheth the land and property that was belonged to King Saul’s family. King David must have been pained that Jonathan’s son Mephibosheth was such a pathetic cripple.

1. What does this passage tell you about God?

2. What does this passage tell you about people.?

3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?  

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