Our Daily Bread Devotional

Our Daily Bread Today 11th October 2021 | Devotional & Podcast

Our Daily Bread Today 11th October 2021 | Devotional & Podcast

Our Daily Bread Today 11th October 2021 | Devotional & Podcast

Our Daily Bread Today 11th October 2021 | Devotional & Podcast

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Our Daily Bread Today 11 October 2021 Devotional, Monday Message Written By  Karen Kwek (Our Daily Bread Ministries) Reading & Podcast

TOPIC: At the King’s Table

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: 2 Samuel 9:6–13

KEY VERSE: So Mephibosheth ate at David’s table like one of the king’s sons. – 2 Samuel 9:11

BIBLE IN A YEAR: Isaiah 37–38Colossians 3

Our Daily Bread Today 11 October 2021 

TODAY’S INSIGHT: David made a covenant with his best friend Jonathan (1 Samuel 20:12–17) that even after Jonathan’s death, David would treat his family with covenantal love and unfailing kindness (Hebrew hesed, v. 14). Second Samuel 9:6–13 records how David, having become king, now fulfills that promise to Jonathan. As the heir to Saul’s throne, Mephibosheth, Jonathan’s son and Saul’s grandson, ought to have been killed under the new regime. Instead, David gave Mephibosheth all of Saul’s land and wealth and appointed servants to look after him. He even honored him as if he were a prince—one of David’s own sons.

MESSAGE

“He’ll live,” the vet announced, “but his leg will have to be amputated.” The stray mongrel my friend had brought in had been run over by a car. “Are you the owner?” There would be a hefty surgery bill, and the puppy would need care as it recovered. “I am now,” my friend replied. Her kindness has given that dog a future in a loving home.

Mephibosheth saw himself as a “dead dog,” unworthy of favor (2 Samuel 9:8). Being lame in both feet due to an accident, he was dependent on others to protect and provide for him (see 4:4). Furthermore, after the death of his grandfather, King Saul, he probably feared that David, the new king, would order all enemies and rivals to the throne killed, as was the common practice of the time.

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Our Daily Bread 11 October 2021 Devotional

Yet, out of love for his friend Jonathan, David ensured that Jonathan’s son Mephibosheth would always be safe and cared for as his own son (9:7). In the same way, we who were once God’s enemies, marked for death, have been saved by Jesus and given a place with Him in heaven forever.

That’s what it means to eat at the banquet in the kingdom of God that Luke describes in his gospel (Luke 14:15). Here we are—the sons and daughters of a King! What extravagant, undeserved kindness we’ve received! Let’s draw near to God in gratitude and joy.

Our Daily Bread 11th October 2021 Devotional

REFLECT: When are you likely to forget that God protects and cares for you? How could 2 Samuel 9:6–13 encourage you during such times?

TODAY’S PRAYER: Dear Jesus, thank You for saving me and giving me a place at Your table forever. Remind me that I’m Your dear child, and help me to always praise and trust You.

Our Daily Bread 11 October 2021 Devotional. Our Daily Bread Ministries  (ODB) is a Christian organization founded by Dr Martin De Haan in 1938. It is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with over 600 employees. It produces several devotional publications, including Our Daily Bread.

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