In my Bible study this week I read about David’s kindness to Mephibosheth in 2 Samuel 9. After King Saul’s death, David became king and was becoming very successful and victorious in almost everything he did. But David did not forget the promise he had made to Jonathan, King Saul’s son, many years before. He had told Jonathan that he would remember him and his family and treat them with faithful love (1 Samuel 20:15). So David set out to find Jonathan’s son, Mephibosheth, who was crippled. He told him that he was going to give him all of King Saul’s property and that he could eat at the king’s table regularly. Mephibosheth was humbled and honored.
David’s kindness reminded me of God’s kindness to us. Ephesians 2:4-8 says “But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sin, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus. God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this, it is a gift from God.” This makes me so thankful that we have a God who is KIND! He promised a Savior many, many years ago and he did not forget his promise to us. Just like David, God fulfills his promises.