Is there not still someone of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God to him?2 Samuel 9:3
David showed compassion and kindness to Mephibosheth. Though he was crippled, lame in both feet, David showed love to him and honored him. David’s attitude comes down to one of realizing that it was God who was responsible for his success, and the need to give back to God what God had given to him.
Sometimes we, too, are given gifts from God through the circumstances we find ourselves in. What are we going to do with our blessings? Could it be a little test for us to see what we will do? Will we keep all of our blessings for ourselves or will we instead give back to God by blessing others?
Do we show love the way David did? Our degree of LOVE:
- Determines how we worship and obey God.
- Determines how we treat our family.
- Determines how we treat our brothers and sisters in Christ.
- Determines how we treat our neighbors.
- Determines how we treat our enemies.
We are all crippled in some way
We may not be lame in our feet. It might not be noticeable at all physically. But we are all in need of a physician. Jesus said, those who are well, have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Thanks be to God that He loved each of us so much that He gave His very own son. Thanks be to our Lord Jesus that He loved us so much that He was even willing to give His own life. What greater love than a man lay down his very own life for his friends.
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