September 13, 2018

2 Samuel 9:7–8 & 13 (NLT) — 7 “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!” 8 Mephibosheth bowed respectfully and exclaimed, “Who is your servant, that you should show such kindness to a dead dog like me?”13 And Mephibosheth, who was crippled in both feet, lived in Jerusalem and ate regularly at the king’s table.

When you ponder these verses you will realize that we are all Mephibosheth’s. God’s kindness to us came about because of what King Jesus did for us on the cross. We were dead dog’s in our trespasses and sins and yet while we were in this condition Jesus died for us. We were of no use to God. We were spiritual cripples and yet he called us and invited us to sit at His table; His table of grace and mercy.

I am sure that king Saul had the best land that Israel had to offer; but Mephibosheth wasn’t living there. He was living in Lo-debar, a pasture less place full of rocks and sand. Now the best of land was given to Mephibosheth.  For us God restores what the enemy took from us while we were living in the rocky waste land of sin. God restores those wasted years and gives us all that we need to live a godly life for him.

Joel 2:25 (NLT) — 25 The Lord says, “I will give you back what you lost to the swarming locusts, the hopping locusts, the stripping locusts, and the cutting locusts. It was I who sent this great destroying army against you.

God not only calls us and invites us to eat at His table but he restores our wasted years! O what a merciful God we have:)

Job 42:10 (NLT) — 10 When Job prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes. In fact, the Lord gave him twice as much as before!

Psalm 30:2 (NLT) — 2 O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you restored my health.

Psalm 71:20 (NLT) — 20 You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the earth.

Psalm 126:4 (NLT) — 4 Restore our fortunes, Lord, as streams renew the desert.

Isaiah 58:11 (NLT) — 11 The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.

Romans 5:10 (NLT) — 10 For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son.

As you look back over your life what is it that you need restored? Could it be a relationship? Could it be health? Could it be a sound mind? Could it be acceptance because you were abandoned? Could it be trust? Go to the Father and ask Him for restoration. He is waiting for you to come. The believe that you have received and thank Him.

Psalm 59:17 (NLT) — 17 O my Strength, to you I sing praises, for you, O God, are my refuge, the God who shows me unfailing love.

Be Inspired Hilltop!

Comments

  1. Mary Anne Frank says:

    Not only was Mephibosheth given Saul’s land but he ate at the king’s table. Not only have we been restored because of Jesus, we are invited to eat at His table. What a privilege that is and one we don’t deserve but because of Jesus we can feast at His table. Wow…. I’m pondering that today.

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