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The King's Table

Daily Reading: 2 Samuel 9

Scripture Focus: And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king’s table. (2 Samuel 9.13)

Devotional Thought: King David and Jonathan had a friendship like no other. After Jonathan's death, David remembered a promise he had made to Jonathan.

The Promise. David promised Jonathan he would always care for his family. In David's heart, that promise was inviolable. We must remember the promise God has made. John 3:16 tells us that “God so loved the world that he gave his only son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” The King’s Table has no maximum seat capacity. It doesn’t have any prerequisites. There are no reservations needed. There is a seat for any who come.

The Restoration. When Mephibosheth arrived at the table, there is a vision of him sinking as low as he can to the ground before King David. In no way did Mephibosheth feel that he deserved the gift that King David was about to bestow on him. It’s no different for us. We are not worthy of the life we live in Christ, but he makes us worthy. Scripture tells us that Christ came to make us new. Just as King David offered Mephibosheth complete restoration, Christ has the same gift for us.

The Life Change. His encounter with King David left Mephibosheth forever changed. He no longer would eat anywhere else. In fact, verse 13 tells us he lived in Jerusalem because he always ate at the king’s table. When we give people an opportunity to encounter Christ, it will be inevitable. Their life will change. And, in that life change we will go from proverbially sitting at the King’s Table here on Earth, to one day sitting with the Lord and Savior at his table for all eternity.

Pastor Kenny McQuitty

Prayer: Jesus, you have set a table for me and for all people. Help me and everyone to come to that table and eat to our full satisfaction of your love and grace. Help me also to invite others to the table of our King! Amen.

Psalm of the Day: Psalm 102.18-28

18 Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a people yet to be created may praise the Lord: 19 that he looked down from his holy height; from heaven the Lord looked at the earth, 20 to hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free those who were doomed to die, 21 that they may declare in Zion the name of the Lord, and in Jerusalem his praise, 22 when peoples gather together, and kingdoms, to worship the Lord.

23 He has broken my strength in midcourse; he has shortened my days. 24 “O my God,” I say, “take me not away in the midst of my days— you whose years endure throughout all generations!”

25 Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. 26 They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, 27 but you are the same, and your years have no end. 28 The children of your servants shall dwell secure; their offspring shall be established before you.

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