II Samuel 9:1-7
1. At one time, Mephibosheth enjoyed fellowship in the king's household.
Man had all the privileges of complete fellowship with God. (Genesis 1:27)
2. Disaster led to great fear. Mephibosheth's fall would leave him crippled for the rest of his life.
Sin led to fear. As a result of the fall, humanity became spiritually crippled. (Romans 5:12)
3. Mephibosheth was extended love because of the relationship and the covenant David had previously
established with Jonathan.
God extended His own love toward us. Jesus' death was sufficient cause for God to remember his covenant.
4. Mephibosheth did nothing to win David's favor.
There is nothing we have that could pay for our salvation. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
5.David restored Mephibosheth to a place of honor, from Lo Debar to the palace.
God brought us back home again and offers us spiritual life and closeness to Him. (Ephesians 2:4-5)
6. David accepted Mephibosheth as part of his own family.
We, too, have been adopted. (Ephesians 1:4)
7. Mephibosheth could always eat at the king's table.
We have been granted the right to be treated as a child of God. (Revelation 19:9)
8. Mephibosheth was still crippled.
Where sin abounds, God' grace abounds even more. (Romans 5:20)