Presentation on theme: "A Biblical Story of Gods Lovingkindness Story of Mephibosheth."— Presentation transcript:
A Biblical Story of Gods Lovingkindness Story of Mephibosheth
Two Different Hebrew Words for Mercy Chanan (2603) Cheçed (2617) to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior Translated as: mercy, pity, compassion Gods covenant love Translated as: mercy, lovingkindness Chanan–Mercy is based on circumstances. Cheçed–Mercy is based on covenant!
Brief History 1.Saul was Israels first king. Reigned 40 years. After David killed Goliath, Saul is jealous and keeps trying to kill David. ( 1 Samuel 10-31) 2. King Saul and his son Jonathan die in battle. 3. David is made king by tribe of Judah only. 4. Sauls son, Ishbosheth, is made king by Abner, Sauls commander-in-chief. Long war between the House of Saul the House of David ( 2 Samuel 3:1) 5. Because of a misunderstanding, Abner stops supporting Ishbosheth and decides to support King David! 6. Abner is tragically killed by Davids men. Ishbosheth is assassinated by his captains. 7. The rest of the tribes join Judah and accept David as their king. Story of Mephibosheth (2 Samuel 9)
Brief History (continued) Jonathan son of Saul had a son who was lame in both feet. He was five years old when the news about Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel. His nurse picked him up and fled, but as she hurried to leave, he fell and became crippled. His name was Mephibosheth. 2 Samuel 4:4 (NIV) Story of Mephibosheth (2 Samuel 9)
In the Hebrew, Mephibosheth means: Breathing out shame or A shameful thing Mephibosheths trajedy, thrust him out of palace luxury to live as a fugitive from the king he is so afraid of. Story of Mephibosheth (2 Samuel 9)
Brief History (continued) And the king said unto him, Where is he (Mephibosheth) ? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lo-Debar. 2 Samuel 9:4 In the Hebrews Lo-Debar means: No Place of Pasture (just a no-good, worthless place!) Story of Mephibosheth (2 Samuel 9)
Brief History (continued) And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan's sake ? 2 Samuel 9:1 David and Jonathan had made a Covenant many years before. (1 Samuel 18:1-4 & 21:14-17) Story of Mephibosheth (2 Samuel 9)
Story of Mephibosheth (2 Samuel) Brief History (continued) And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet. 2 Samuel 9:3 In the Hebrew, Kindness is Chesed : Covenant Love
Brief History (continued) Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lo-Debar. 2 Samuel 9:5 Consider Gods Powerful & Amazing Fetching Grace Story of Mephibosheth (2 Samuel 9)
Our Un - State 1. UN– Able 2. UN– Willing 3. UN– Worthy Mephibosheth had crippled feet! Mephibosheth deserved death! Mephibosheth was afraid of the king!
7 Events of Grace 1. He fell upon his face. 2. David broke the silence first. 3. David calls out his name. 4. Mephibosheth acknowledges his name. 5. David says: Fear not! 6. David says: I will Mephibosheth says: Who am I?
Mephibosheths Portion! 1. Life 2. Peace 3. Inheritance 4. Daily bounty at the Kings banquet table 5. Honored position as one of the Kings sons
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