2022-03-13: The Life of David — David’s Kindness to Mephibosheth

Sermon Audio: David’s Kindness to Mephibosheth
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: II Samuel 9:1-13
Duration: 20:49
Size: 14.2 MB

The Life of David
David’s Kindness to Mephibosheth
II Samuel 9:1-13

Our scripture today about Mephibosheth, and particularly about David’s kindness to him.

I. Kindness Is Initiated (II Samuel 9:1-4)
So, David wanted to fulfill his covenant promise to Jonathan.

That is why he wanted to make sure that he was keeping his covenant promise to Jonathan when he asked, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”

But the good news of the gospel teaches us that David’s Greater Son, Jesus, takes the initiative to bring kindness–God’s steadfast love–to us.

II. Kindness Is Provided (II Samuel 9:5-8)
The lesson for us is that Christians are the recipients of God’s unmerited and gracious kindness.

III. Kindness Is Experienced (II Samuel 9:9-13)
But David initiated kindness toward Mephibosheth, he provided kindness for Mephibosheth, and then Mephibosheth experienced the kindness of David.

You don’t pay love back; you pay it forward.