Come Up Higher
There’s a beautiful story of friendship between David and Jonathan in the Bible that you can read in 1 Samuel 20 for background information. This week we will look at a story of restoration that takes place many years later, relating to their covenant promises to take care of each other’s descendants. After the deaths of both Jonathan and King Saul, David found the former king’s grandson living in a place he should not have been. It was a lower place. David brought him up to a higher one. The following verses give us a spiritual picture of the contrast between a believer’s past life and the new one God offers. Let’s allow the Holy Spirit to speak to our hearts about coming up higher in our relationship with the King of kings.
Read 2 Samuel 9:1-13
1. Where was Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, living before King David found him? What was his condition? vv. 3-4
Read Ephesians 2:1-13
2. Describe the former state of believers before coming to Christ. (v. 1-3).
3. Where has God’s love and mercy seated us? (v. 6) What does that mean to you?
4. What was the former state of those without God? (v. 12).
5. What does the blood of Jesus accomplish? (v. 13 )
We learn that Mephibosheth’s state was changed from a beggar to an heir. King David removed his shame of lameness and seated him at the king’s table. We also were once lame in our sinful state (like LoDebar), but God expressed His kindness to us through Jesus Christ making us heirs to His Kingdom and beneficiaries of spiritual blessings. Let’s not choose to dwell beneath our inheritance. Thank God we are children of the King of kings, and we dwell in Him! The challenge is to come up higher through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.