Covenant Never Forgets to Love

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

1 Samuel 9:1 David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”
6 ...David said, “Mephibosheth!” “At your service,” he replied. 7 “Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.”

Covenant relationship compelled David to remember his covenant brother Jonathan, who was already deceased.

David wanted to do something to benefit some descendent of Jonathan's household. Mephibosheth had been disabled since childhood. He was a cast out in society and overlooked. But because of David's covenant with Jonathan, he did not forget Mephibosheth. Even though he was Saul's grandson, the man who sought to kill him, David harbored no animosity toward Mephibosheth or Saul's family.

David's loyalty and integrity moved him to treat Mephibosheth like one of his family, even when he thought that David was to take vengeance on  him.

Are we showing covenant kindness to the family of God and to our own family?

Is there anyone that we are supposed to receive like family, who may seem to be an unlikely recipient, but one whom God is encouraging us to love and serve?