Thursday, April 9, 2015

THE KING’S TABLE

Today’s┬áReading: 2 Samuel 8-10

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A view of the Dead Sea, also known as the Salt Sea. Somewhere in this vicinity of the valley of salt, the armies of Israel and Syria met in battle (2 Samuel 8:13).

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Key Verse: 2 Samuel 9:7

So David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father’s sake, and will restore to you all the land of Saul your grandfather; and you shall eat bread at my table continually.”

In Chapter nine we see the Lord’s kindness to King Saul’s descendants. Saul’s grandson, Mephibosheth, had a little son, thus preserving the family name and inheritance.
David was faithful to the covenant relationship into which he and Jonathan, Saul’s son, had entered, as recorded in 1 Samuel 20:14-16. How much more faithful will Jesus, the Seed of David, be to the covenant He has made with His loved ones. That’s us! — we who believe in Him. Jesus’ new covenant is described in Hebrews, chapters 8 & 9. We may want to find that in our Bibles, read, and meditate on Jesus’ faithfulness.
Twice in our reading it is mentioned that Jonathan’s son was lame in his feet. Those feet were placed under David’s table continually. This was grace…unmerited favour from David. Jesus has placed our feet under His table, seating us in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:4-9). Our lameness is covered, and we sit at the table of the King. God has “blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, You not only place our feet under Your table, You have set an example of washing Your disciples’ feet. I pray that, by Your enabling strength, I will do a better job of washing the feet of others, as their servant, in a variety of ways. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Yesterday I visited with Rev. Keith Gable. He and I attended Bible College together 60 years ago. Keith was reflecting on the cloven tongues of fire that appeared over the heads of the 120 followers of Jesus who were present in an upper room on the birthday of the Church. The word “cloven” would indicate two flames. Yes, they spoke in languages other than their known tongue, but they also received a new language in their known tongue, an entirely new way of speaking and living. Keith said that this “new tongue” is absolutely essential to communicating the Good News of Jesus and interacting with each other as believers in whom the Spirit of Christ lives. Our lives and our words must reflect kindness and humility in service to others. I believe God has spoken to me about a “Mephibosheth” for whom I should show more love and practical service.

Yours for placing feet under the King’s table, because of His amazing grace,

David

P.S. Ron’s “Flashback” segment on yesterday’s 100 Huntley Street program was a tribute to Dr. Robert Schuller, who passed away last Thursday. Ron shows a couple of clips from when Dr. Schuller was on air with me back in 2000. Click HERE if you’d like to watch it.

7 thoughts on “Thursday, April 9, 2015

  1. Oh the love of Jesus! Perfect love casts out fear! Thanks for the great flashback with Robert Schuller! Justice and mercy! Amen! Blessings dear saints!

    • King David certainly was a formidable foe. How I wish he hadn’t hamstrung the horses……totally innocent creatures but I suppose he had to disable the enemies mode of transportation etc.
      Blessings fellow saints.

  2. Praise God for today’s readings, affirming our salvation in the unblemished Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.

    Blessings dear saints.

  3. Prayed with you prayer Rev. David!!!

    Again a lesson in humility and kindness on David’s part toward Saul’s grandson…and Jesus’ example..washing the disciples feet.

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