We love it when people extend grace, mercy and kindness to us even when we’ve done something that could merit just the opposite from them.
I’ve been reminded about a relationship in the Bible that is a wonderful example for us to follow. David and Jonathan were the best of friends. Jonathan was the son of King Saul and was in line to eventually become king. But he knew that God had chosen his friend David for that position and he had no desire to be king.
Saul and Jonathan were both killed in a battle. King David could have had all their descendants put to death considering them enemies of the crown. But David chose to show kindness, mercy and grace to a son of Jonathan named Mephiboseth who was lame in his feet. David invited him to eat at the king’s table every day. That’s grace.
That is exactly what our King (Jesus) has done for us. Once we were enemies, stranger to God; now considered friends. He extends His grace and mercy to us when we trust Him as our Savior and Lord; we become His children and He invites us to sit at His banqueting table every day of our lives. How do we do that? By feasting on His Word (the Bible) and receiving all the blessings and benefits from it to help us live that abundant life He wants us to live. One day we will be seated with Him at the table in heaven. Oh, what glory that will be.
So, this week let’s never forget or take for granted what the Lord has done for us and live like we are His child.
“But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherein He loved us, even when we were dead in sins, has made us alive together with Christ, (By grace you are saved)” Eph. 2:4,5
As Jesus (God) has extended mercy and grace to us, let’s see who we can find this week that we can do the same.