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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Showing Kindness

Bible references:  2 Samuel 9:1-13

The Son of God looks for his lost and ruined people. 

David went looking for those left in the house of Saul,  even though Saul had tried to kill David,  to show kindness to them.

Mephibosheth, son of Johnathan,  crippled in both feet.  He had a son.  Ziba was Saul's servant and his whole household. 

Mephibosheth had fled to a desert, worthless place.  David shows that he wants to restore people and do things God's way.  He showed kindness and charity to Johnathan's son.  David had to search for family related to Saul. 

God is faithful to us, and showed us tremendous kindness.   David did this to Mephibosheth.   David could have destroyed all of Saul's family, including Johnathan's son.  This account tells us of real people.   

David comes to restore instead of destroying.  This marks a change in the history of Israel. 

Mephibosheth = shame

David, like Jesus,  seeks this person out to restore him.  This is what Jesus does.

Ziba - likes to solve problems his way.  A fraud; one you need to be wary of. 2 Samuel 16

David is setting up a different Kingdom to the kings around him.  God says of David, he was a man after God's own heart. 

Jesus is calling everyone.   Everyone has the opportunity to know him.  But we too, have characters who try to distract us.  We also have people who reach out and help us.   What a blessing to be one of those who hear God and go out of their way to help others.

God reaches out because he believes you are worthwhile. 






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