Sunday, April 9, 2017


Today’s Reading: 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).

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.


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 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 to 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).


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!


Today is Palm Sunday, the anniversary of the day Jesus fulfilled the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9 (click here). Jewish people were coming to Jerusalem by the thousands from all over the world to celebrate Passover. They knew the prophecies well and the reputation of Jesus. They shouted “Hosanna,” which means “save now” (Matthew 21:1-11). No doubt, many believed that Jesus was about to overthrow and declare Himself an earthly king, freeing Israel from the rule of Rome. Matthew would show us that Jesus’ commitment was meeting the needs of people like “Mephibosheth,” rather than sitting on an eartlhly throne.  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,


5 thoughts on “Sunday, April 9, 2017

  1. Blessings dearest saints in the Lord! Happy Birthday to my nephew, Jon! 🙂

    “In a factory building there are wheels and gearings,
    There are cranks and pulleys, beltings tight or slack–
    Some are whirling swiftly, some are turning slowly,
    Some are thrusting forward, some are pulling back;
    Some are smooth and silent, some are rough and noisy,
    Pounding, rattling, clanking, moving with a jerk;

    In a wild confusion in a seeming chaos,
    Lifting, pushing, driving–but they do their work.
    From the mightiest lever to the tiniest pinion,
    All things move together for the purpose planned;
    And behind the working is a mind controlling,
    And a force directing, and a guiding hand.

    So all things are working for the Lord’s beloved;
    Some things might be hurtful if alone they stood;
    Some might seem to hinder; some might draw us backward;
    But they work together, and they work for good,
    All the thwarted longings, all the stern denials,
    All the contradictions, hard to understand.
    And the force that holds them, speeds them and retards them,
    Stops and starts and guides them–is our Father’s hand.”
    –Annie Johnson Flint

    Good Good Father, Chris Tomlin

    I can’t begin to describe how it feels knowing that many are praying! I am not alone! Please continue to pray for me!
    I have many issues to deal with, regarding the rent increase challenge, I would ask that you please pray for MS for strength and wisdom and the right words to speak as he continues to prepare to go to the Tenants Board to present this case! I pray the Lord will grant us favour and dismiss this case completely!
    Please pray the Holy Spirit will change the owners hearts from greed to compassion and that they be content with the rent they receive!
    again, THANK YOU for all the prayer support!

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