A number of years ago my wife and I were in Church and a great man preached a great message that I still today remember the title to. Brother Bob Carrico preached a message titled, “All Because of Another”. I wish I could say that I remember the rest of the message; but, I don’t. I am going to take his thought and develop it here.
As I am thinking about this today I think I remember the original message being about King David taking care of Jonathan’s son Mephibosheth. Traditionally, the new king would destroy all the family of the former king to eliminate any uprising from them. Look at king David’s response in II Samuel 9:11, “Then said Ziba unto the king, According to all that my lord the king hath commanded his servant, so shall thy servant do. As for Mephibosheth, said the king, he shall eat at my table, as one of the king’s sons.”
Mephibosheth is a picture of salvation. He was given what he did not deserve. He was made a son to the king. What an awesome account. This is not just some Bible story in a book. This is a real life event. Now, imagine how Mephibosheth felt. I cannot. He was summoned to the king and probably expected to be executed. What he did not know was that David had made a promise to Mephibosheth’s father Jonathan. David meant to keep his promise because of the relationship he enjoyed with David. Now that David is king he has the power and authority he needs to make good on his promise.
What about you my reader? Do you feel abandoned? If you will humble yourself and realize that you are a sinner and that you need a Saviour you are on the right track to finding WHO you need. You see, Jesus will never abandon you. If you will realize you are a sinner and you need a Saviour then you can put your faith and trust in Him and be saved. The Bible tells us that we are all sinners (Romans 3:23). The wages of this sin is death (Romans 6:23). The Bible tells us that while we are in the very act of sin that God showed us His love in Jesus as He died on the cross (Romans 5:8). We can have eternal life through Jesus Christ (Romans 6:23). All we have to do is realize we are a sinner, confess that to Jesus and call upon Him in prayer asking Him to save us (Romans 10:9-10). Will you trust Him today?
So, how are you doing?