From the Book of 2 Samuel, the story of King David’s desire to show favor on a relative of his friend Jonathan.
Mephibosheth is the name of Jonathan’s son who was injures and left lame for life. 2 Samuel 9:1-13, this is the material that we will use to explain the teaching.
“And David said, is there any yet left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” (V-1)
Oh! How man misunderstands God! Because man has evil thoughts about God, he believes God thinks evilly about him too. He hates God, because he knows he has sinned, and he concludes that God hates him.
Today God is asking if there is any left of Adam that He may show kindness toward. David showed kindness to Mephibosheth for the sake of Jonathan. And God shows kindness to sinners for the sake of His Son Christ Jesus. We have been mistaken to think we need to do something good to win Gods favor, when in fact God has already been looking for someone to show favor to. We have no position before God that He should show us any favor, but through Jesus we have been given a Jonathan as someone to stand in the gap for us. Our connection to the Father comes by the way of Jesus, who is our spiritual conduit to heavenly places.
Let us recognize the fact that we human beings were created for God, and not for our selves. Those who have not returned to God will never be satisfied.
You may have dreamed of a restful and beautiful future. But as time goes on, what the world seems to promise can’t be cashed in. It will disappoint you time and again until that you finally realize what you are seeking is but a dream, a mirage, a land of no pasture. Do understand that a life without God is never fulfilling. Mephibosheth away from David lived in a land with no pasture; (Lodebar, means without pasture that was where Mephibosheth was from) even so a sinner away from God lives in a land of no pasture.
The bible makes it clear that it is God who wants you, it is God who calls you, it is God who sends people to tell you he wants you. : Say not in thy heart, who shall ascend into heaven? (That is, the bring Christ down): or, who shall decent into the abyss? (That is, to bring Christ up from the dead)” (Rom. 10:6-7). Here we are told that no one can go up to heaven and ask the Lord to come down and die for him, nor is there anyone who can go down to hell and bring Christ up from the dead. This is immediately followed by the statement: “The word is nigh thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart: because if thou shall confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in thy heart that God raised Him from the dead, thou shall be saved” Rom. 10:8-9-10. No one needs to do anything for the love and favor of God, He has sent for us, by grace were saved.