Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from 2 Samuel 19:24-30. Mephibosheth, the grandson of Saul, came to Jerusalem to meet King David. He hadn’t washed his feet, trimmed his beard, or washed his clothes since the king left.
When Mephibosheth arrived, David asked him why he didn’t go with him when he left town. Mephibosheth told David that his servant had deceived him. His servant, Ziba, told Mephibosheth that he would saddle a donkey for him so he could go with the king, since he was lame, but he didn’t.
Mephibosheth told King David that his servant had lied to him. He proclaimed that the king was an angel of God and told him to do whatever he pleased.
Mephibosheth acknowledged that all of those from his father’s house were like dead men to the king. But, Mephibosheth had a special relationship with the king since King David had invited him to eat at the kings table.
David asked Mephibosheth why he kept talking about these matters. The king told him that he had already decided that he and Ziba could split the land.
Mephibosheth told King David that Ziba could have the property since the king had returned to the palace in peace.
King David was in no mood to condemn anybody at this time. He was celebrating his return to the palace. It was obvious by the fact that Mephibosheth hadn’t taken care of himself since King David left that he was mourning for David. Because of King David’s relationship with Mephibosheth’s father, Jonathan, he held a special place in the king’s heart.
Daily Bible Reading:
2 Samuel 19:24-30
24 And Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king, and had neither dressed his feet, nor trimmed his beard, nor washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the day he came again in peace.
25 And it came to pass, when he was come to Jerusalem to meet the king, that the king said unto him, Wherefore wentest not thou with me, Mephibosheth?
26 And he answered, My lord, O king, my servant deceived me: for thy servant said, I will saddle me an ass, that I may ride thereon, and go to the king; because thy servant is lame.
27 And he hath slandered thy servant unto my lord the king; but my lord the king is as an angel of God: do therefore what is good in thine eyes.
28 For all of my father’s house were but dead men before my lord the king: yet didst thou set thy servant among them that did eat at thine own table. What right therefore have I yet to cry any more unto the king?
29 And the king said unto him, Why speakest thou any more of thy matters? I have said, Thou and Ziba divide the land.
30 And Mephibosheth said unto the king, Yea, let him take all, forasmuch as my lord the king is come again in peace unto his own house.
Things to think about:
- What was Mephibosheth’s concern?
- What did the king ask Mephibosheth?
- What did Mephibosheth say his servant had done?
Prayer of the Day:
As we read this Scripture in 2 Samuel we see that Mephibosheth came to the king to try to make things right with him. What Mephibosheth acted like was a big problem didn’t seem to bother King David. Help us when dealing with others not to over react, but to act in humility as King David did. Help us to have a forgiving spirit. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Christian Music Video: “Grace Greater Than Our Sin”
PS. Thank you for coming to DeborahHBateman.com to study the Bible with us. Come back again tomorrow. Please invite your friends and family to join us for Bible Study.
The Book of Malachi: A Message from the LORD
By Deborah H. Bateman
About the book:
The Book of Malachi: A Message from the LORD is a Daily Bible Reading Study by Deborah H. Bateman. Malachi was considered to be a “Messenger of the LORD.” God delivered His message to the people of Israel through Malachi. Malachi was one of the twelve prophets from the Old Testament. The book of Malachi is the last book in the Old Testament of the Bible.
The Book of Malachi: A Message from the LORD includes eight Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary from the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for discussion or contemplation, and a prayer for the day to go along with the lesson. This book is great for a personal daily devotional or for a group Bible study.
Go to: http://amazon.com/dp/B00O4NVVGQ
Get your copy now!
Subscribe to Deborah H. Bateman author site to receive
Daily Bible Reading Lessons in your inbox
Monday – Friday.
Have a blessed day,