“His name was Mephibosheth; he was Jonathan’s son and Saul’s grandson. When he came to David, he bowed low to the ground in deep respect. David said, “Greetings, Mephibosheth.” Mephibosheth replied, “I am your servant.” “Don’t be afraid!” David said. “I intend to show kindness to you because of my promise to your father, Jonathan. I will give you all the property that once belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will eat here with me at the king’s table!” 2 Samuel 9:6-7, NLT
At the king’s table. David immediately summoned Mephibosheth. David remembered Jonathan, his relationship, his friend, his confidant and protector. David honored his word and his covenant of love. Mephibosheth bowed down in the presence of the king. He came in humility. Mephibosheth honored and respected David as king; David honored and respected him, the next generation. David sought to preserve the seed of Jonathan and Saul. Even in death, David’s loyalty lived. God honors promises made to our ancestors, blessings never attained by them. Prayers and petitions lifted before God. Mephibosheth was summoned to walk into a realm of blessings, he had no clue about. Jonathan paid a price, sacrificed his life and left an inheritance for his son. He trusted in his covenant with David. David restored all that was lost and seated Mephibosheth at the king’s table. David a man after the heart of God operated in that same love and compassion. Our God is a God of compassion, restoration, relationship and He honors covenant. We may be crippled by someone’s attempt to protect us; it may appear we are destined to live in Lo-debar with no inheritance . . . But God remembers and He honors covenant. He so honors covenant, He sacrificed Jesus to bring us to the table. He is summoning us, to sit at the table and be blessed. He is calling our names and honoring the sacrifice Jesus made, He paid the price! He redeemed, restored and delivered us from Lo-debar. The king is sending . . . we must humbly come and be seated.