Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Mephibosheth: A Picture of the Redeemed

The other day in my Bible reading, I read about Mephibosheth -- and realized how he is a good picture of the redeemed. Look...
"And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father's sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually." 2 Samuel 9:7

- It was nothing he did to merit a changed position; we did nothing to merit salvation with God.
- He could have rejected the king's offer but accepted; we could have rejected salvation, but accepted.
- David blessed him for Jonathan's sake; we are blessed because of Jesus' sake.
- He was still lame, but his position changed; we are still flesh, though our soul is redeemed.
- He stayed loyal to David out of love and gratitude; it ought to be love and gratitude to God that keeps us faithful.


Jewels said...

Wow, that's a really good comparison! Thanks for sharing it <3


Amanda T. said...

@ Jewels - thanks for commenting! You're welcome! ;)

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