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There is a story in the Bible about a man named, Mephibosheth. He was the grandson of King Saul and the son of Jonathan. Saul’s son, Jonathan, and David were best friends. They actually entered into a covenant relationship, similar to the ancient covenant of being blood brothers. This means that whatever one had it belonged to the other. So, in the covenant relationship, if something were to happen to one of these two men, the remaining “brother” would be obligated to take care of the other’s family. In battle one day Saul and Jonathan, when word got back to the palace, a servant grabbed Mephibosheth, which is Jonathan’s son and took off running. In the course of the escape the servant tripped and fell. The child became crippled as a result of the fall. The servant brought Mike all the way to a place called Lodebar, which is one of the most poverty stricken, desolate cities in that entire region. This is where Mike lived almost his entire life.

Think about it he was the grandson of the king and he was living in poverty.

David succeeded Saul as King and years later David said to one of his servants, Is there anyone left from the house of Saul that I can show kindness to for Jonathan’s sake? Remember the part of the covenant that Jonathan and David made that if something happen to one of them the other would take care of his family. David said, get him and bring him bak to the palace.

When Mike arrived he must of been fearful because he knew that his grandfather had chased David around trying to kill him. So Mike might of thought that David was going to kill him. David said do not be afraid. I am going to show kindness to you because of who you are, you are the son of Jonathan. David gave him all the land back that was Sauls and said that from this day forward you are to eat at my table as though you are on of my sons. “David treated Mike as ROYALTY!”

“HE WENT FROM A ZERO ,TO A HERO!” When in all reality he was a hero all the time. His life was changed drastically but think about all the years that he lived in those poverty stricken conditions because he didn’t want to own to his inheritance. He knew he was royalty, he even probably knew about the covenant relationship his father and David established. He knew he had rights, why didn’t he just march right to David and tell him what’s up.

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