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Why do we have the record of Mephibosheth in Scripture? Is it just to demonstrate David's generosity or is there something more?
We know who Mephibosheth is; the son of Jonathan and grandson of Saul. He was crippled, because he was dropped as a child. He lived in Lo-Debar. The word means "no pasture,"(2 Samuel 17:27) "no word" or "no communication". So in other words, cut-off in a "nowhere place".
As well as restoring the family land to him, David showed loving-kindness to him and also invited him to eat constantly at the king's table.
When the Gibeonites sought the death of Saul’s descendants to atone for that king’s evil attempt against them, David spared Mephibosheth , because of the promise.
Thinking now of the parallels.
Mephibosheth was crippled as we are crippled by sin, but David still wanted Mephibosheth to be with him. While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
David showed loving kindnesss to Mephibosheth because of a promise, not because of anything he had personally done to deserve it. As a descendant of Saul, he was deserving of death.
We are undeserving sons of Adam, but God has made a promise to us that we will not perish but have everlasting life.
Before God called us, we lived cut off from God and in a no-where place, just like Mephibosheth .
God has promised to restore the earth to His children, just as Mephibosheth had his family lands restored to him.
Mephibosheth was given the privilege to sit at the King's table. We have been invited and long for the day when we will sit with our King at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
I hope others will be able to think of further parallels.
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