Friday, 30 June 2017

2 Samuel - David's kindness

For all his many faults King David also had many great qualities. In today's passage we see his incredible act of kindness shown towards Mephibosheth.

"So David sent for him and brought him from Makir’s home. His name was Mephibosheth; he was Jonathan’s son and Saul’s grandson. When he came to David, he bowed low to the ground in deep respect. David said, “Greetings, Mephibosheth.”
Mephibosheth replied, “I am your servant.”
“Don’t be afraid!” David said. “I intend to show kindness to you because of my promise to your father, Jonathan. I will give you all the property that once belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will eat here with me at the king’s table!” - 2 Samuel 9:5-9

We should remember that David didn't have to do this, but he wanted to honour the promise he had made to Jonathan. David's act of kindness revealed his generous nature and his heart of love. 

Even though none of us is perfect, we still have the ability to show KINDNESS to others. 

Living in Grace

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