2 Samuel 9* David sends for Mephibosheth. (1-8) And provides for him.(9-13)1-8 Amidst numerous affairs we are apt to forget the gratitudewe owe, and the engagements we are under, not only to ourfriends, but to God himself. Yet persons of real godliness willhave no rest till they have discharged them. And the most properobjects of kindness and charity, frequently will not be foundwithout inquiry. Jonathan was David's sworn friend, therefore heshows kindness to his son Mephibosheth. God is faithful to us;let us not be unfaithful to one another. If Providence hasraised us, and our friends and their families are brought low,we must look upon that as giving us the fairer opportunity ofbeing kind to them. 9-13 As David was a type of Christ, his Lord and Son, his Rootand Offspring, let his kindness to Mephibosheth remind us of thekindness and love of God our Saviour to fallen man, to whom hewas under no obligation, as David was to Jonathan. The Son ofGod seeks this lost and ruined race, who sought not after him.He comes to seek and to save them!
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