05/09/2018 2 Samuel Chapters 8-9 &1 Chronicles Chapter 18

As we read the history of the nation we see David’s victories described nearly identically in 2 Samuel Chapter 8 and 1 Chronicles Chapter 18.  Then, in 2 Samuel Chapter 9 we see the humanity of David and the full breadth of his friendship with Jonathan — his caring for Jonathan’s son, Mephibosheth, and family.

Even as King, David did not forget the value of being a friend.  In my experience friendships are God’s gift and are to be forever cherished.  I am reminded of a friendship quote from C. S. Lewis:

You have not chosen one another, but I have chosen you for one another.”

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  • missliz

    The story of Mephibosheth is the story of God’s amazing grace. Like Mephibosheth, I come before God broken and with nothing to offer him. God takes me in and elevates me to the status of family and feeds me at his table along with his other children. Amazing, amazing grace.

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