Read 2 Samuel 9:1 through 10:19; Luke 12:49 through 13:9
Many people today seem so self-focused that they ignore the needs of others, to the detriment of society. Governments and big businesses sometimes take land without fairly compensating the owners. Executives claw their way to the top. Lawsuits are epidemic. Money appears to be more important than people.
“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” (2 Samuel 9:7).
King David showed kindness to others, especially to his dear friend Jonathan’s disabled son, Mephibosheth. David’s love and loyalty to someone who could have been considered his adversary reflects the love of God for His children.
God extends mercy and grace to those disabled by sin. He invites people to live in His presence now and forever. By showing kindness to others, Christians share His mercy.
Challenge for Today: Show kindness to someone who may not deserve it.
Quicklook: 2 Samuel 9:7 through 10:2
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