“And Jonathan, Saul’s son, had a son that was lame of his feet. He was five years old when the tidings came of Saul and Jonathan out of Jezreel, and his nurse took him up, and fled: and it came to pass, as she made haste to flee, that he fell, and became lame. And his name was Mephibosheth.” 2 Samuel 4:4
One of the greatest lies the devil tells the believer is that God is very angry with him and always looking out to get him and punish Him. The whole intention is to make man run from God rather than run to Him, God is love and He is forever for us and not against us.
In our text when the people in the palace heard that king Saul and his Son Jonathan had died in battle, and they were afraid for their lives. They thought that David would come to seize the throne and kill everyone that had to do with Saul. A nurse took Mephibosheth, Jonathan’s five-year old son and as she was running he fell and became lame in both feet. Mephibosheth became lame because of bad news that was based on a lie. Yes Saul was dead, Jonathan was dead and the battle was lost, but who told them that David was coming to seize the throne by force. What were they running away from?
Many believers today are suffering needlessly because they believe the wrong things about God. They think, “I am suffering because of all the wrong things I have done in time past”. Many are sick, depressed, fearful, poor and so on because they are still running from God.
Stop running from God today rather run to Him.
David was not after the life of Mephibosheth but was looking for him to show him kindness, take care of him and restore what he lost to him. God also is not out to get you. He knows all your sins and faults and still loves you. He sent Jesus to pay for your sins. He has a covenant with Jesus to ensure your wellbeing.
Further Reading: Luke 15:11-32, Romans 8:31-39
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