You Have A Place Of Honor Always!

Posted: December 9, 2022 in Uncategorized

King David gives us a glimpse of the heart of Jesus when He honors the covenant between Jonathan and himself to Mephibosheth. David is looking to pour out his kindness on a family member of Saul and Jonathan not because of what they can bring to David’s kingdom but responds with what kindness can David’s kingdom bring to him. The young man was crippled from being dropped as a baby and was unable to even provide for his basic needs. King David makes the statement and declaration that Jesus is telling you and I today, : “…And you shall eat at my table always” (2 Samuel 9:7).

This young man cannot handle the basic functions of providing for himself in the same way we could not provide enough righteousness ourself to stand before God, more less sit at His table. Yet here is an invitation to receive the kindness of the King to have a place of honor “always” at the table because of a covenant that had nothing to do with us and everything to do with our Heavenly Father and Jesus. Mephibosheth answers the way many of us may have thought in our heart at one time,

….“What is your servant, that you should show regard for a dead dog such as I?”

If you ever have been around a dog at the table, we know that they are beggars for scraps. He described himself as one lowly dog who didn’t even have the strength to beg at the table because he wreaked of death. This is where all our self righteousness was without Jesus. The Father opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble because humility recognizes the need for Jesus. Today see yourself at the table of the King, where decisions of the growth of the kingdom are made, see yourself as royalty because of Jesus and the promise He made with the Father. The promise is eternal life at the table with the King and because you didn’t earn the seat with your strength, you can’t lose the place of honor with your weakness.

39 And this is the will of God, that I should not lose even one of all those he has given me, but that I should raise them up at the last day. -John 6:39 NLT

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