With Israel’s kingdom secured, David enjoyed a time of grateful reflection. Recalling his promises to Jonathan and Saul, he sought their remaining heir—Jonathan’s crippled son, Mephibosheth. Land, servants, and honor were restored, and Mephibosheth was welcomed like a son to the king’s table. Alistair Begg explains how David’s expression of God’s covenant loving-kindness foreshadowed Christ, who seeks us in our frailty and welcomes us into His kingdom. Like Mephibosheth, our response to such undeserved, amazing grace should be humble astonishment.
topics: Biblical Figures, Christ as King, Grace, Love of God