Friday, August 18th
Devotional written by Loretta Peña, Adult Ministries Executive Director
GOD’S TABLE OF GRACE
And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king’s table; he was lame in both feet.
2 Samuel 9:13
We can learn so much from 2 Samuel 9 about forgiving and loving our enemies – with agape love – and to extend grace and kindness to those considered outcasts.
In this final verse, we learn that Mephibosheth continued to “live in Jerusalem because he always ate at the king’s table.” Mephibosheth’s place at the table was a result of David’s grace and kindness, not his own merit. Does this unmerrited grace sound familiar? Our relationship with God and our place at His table, is based on His favor and love for us.
Mephibosheth’s seat at the table also stands as a reminder of an ongoing fellowship in the presence of the king. Despite his disability, Mephibosheth remains loved and valued. In the same way, God calls us to a personal and intimate relationship with Him despite our past, our weaknesses, our flaws and fears. God invites us to His table of grace, where His faithfulness never ceases. He calls us to experience His unwavering affection, guidance, and provision.
Reflection: Spend time in prayer thanking God for His unwavering love and endless grace.