“And the king said, is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet. And the king said unto him, where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lo-debar.” 2nd Samuel 9 vs 3-4.
Mephibosheth was Jonathan’s son thereby the grandson of King Saul. Though he was lame, and lived in Lo-debar, it did not change the fact that he had royal blood running through his veins.
The Bible made it clear to us who we are in Christ, we are chosen, royal priesthood and holy (1st Peter 2 vs 9). But sometimes we forget who we are, and we find ourselves in a Lo-debar mindset. The word Lo-debar means, no pasture, no word, or no communication. That’s what happens to us when we do not walk in the liberty that Christ has given us (Galatians 5 vs 1), it can cause us to feel out of place. I can just imagine how Mephibosheth must have felt while living in Lo-debar. His father and his grandfather died on the same day, and as if that were not enough, he was not able to move around freely because he was a cripple. One minute he was living large and the next minute he was running for his life and forced to live in hiding. One of the worse feeling is knowing who you are but circumstances caused you to live otherwise.
Mephibosheth was not born lame but after the death of his father Jonathan and his grandfather, king Saul his nurse knew that the enemy would have killed anyone from the king’s blood line, and his only chance to survive was to flee with him. But in her haste, he fell and was lame ever since (2nd Samuel 4 vs 4). We all have issues, some caused by circumstances and some by heredity. But whatever the case maybe, or where you find yourself, when you are royalty, the day will come when you will be called and accounted for just like Mephibosheth (2nd Samuel 9 vs 7), and everything that you were denied will be restored unto you.
How are you feeling today? Do you feel a sense of hopelessness? Or you feel as if you do not measure up? Be encouraged, Gods got you. Jesus already bought you with a price which has given you royal status. You are now free to eat at the kings table just like the son or daughter of the king (2nd Samuel 9 vs 11). You have been redeemed.
Let us pray: Lord I repent of my sins today. Thank you for your word. Please help me to always remember who I am in you. And to always stand in the liberty given to me through Jesus Christ according to your word in Jesus name. Amen. Until next time. God bless you.
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