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Summary: MEPHIBOSHETH'S DEMISE

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MEPHIBOSHETH

OBSERVATION: MEPHIBOSHETH’S NAME MEANS “FROM THE MOUTH OF THE SHAMEFUL THING”. KEY CHARACTERS IN THIS STUDY: MEPHIBOSHETH (FROM THE MOUTH OF SHAME ) THE SON OF JONATHAN THE SON OF KING SAUL AND A FRIEND TO KING DAVID AND MAKIR, THE FATHER OF GILEAD. ZIBA (SLANDERER) A HOPELESS LIAR, ALSO ENTERED THE PICTURE.

INTERPRETATION: 2 SAMUEL 4:4 (NKJV) JONATHAN, SAUL’S SON, HAD A SON WHO WAS LAME IN HIS FEET. HE WAS FIVE YEARS OLD WHEN THE NEWS ABOUT SAUL AND JONATHAN’S DEATH CAME FROM JEZREEL; AND HIS NURSE TOOK HIM UP AND FLED. AND IT HAPPENED, AS SHE MAKE HASTE TO FLEE, THAT HE FELL, BROKE BOTH LEGS AND BECAME LAME. HIS NAME WAS “MEPHIBOSHETH.”

POINTS TO PONDER:

MEPHIBOSHETH ENDED UP IN THE HOME OF MAKIR WHO RESIDED IN LODE BAR, MEANING ( PASTURE LESS).

HE LIVED A LIFE OF OBSCURITY, LONELINESS, AND REJECTION. HE RESIDED IN THE HOME OF A MAN NAMED MAKIR, THE FATHER OF GILEAD.

TRAGEDY CAME TO THIS MAN BY NO FAULT OF HIS OWN. INSTEAD OF GROWING UP IN LUXURY, HEALTH AND PRESTIGE HE EXPERIENCED A LIFE OF “HOW COME”, “IF ONLY”, “WHY ME”, WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS?

KING DAVID SOUGHT OUT MEPHIBOSHETH, FOUND HIM AND BROUGHT HIM INTO HIS PRESENCE. HE DINED AT THE KINGS TABLE FOR THE REMAINDER OF HIS LIFE.

APPLICATION: THE WORD DOES NOT INDICATE MEPHIBOSHETH’S LEGS WERE RESTORED. HOWEVER, HE DINED AT KING DAVID’S TABLE FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE. BELIEVERS CAN ALSO DINE AT HIS TABLE. (SEARCH THE SCRIPTURE).


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