Grace is, God through His instrumentalities making it up for a man to fulfil his divine mandate.
Mephibosheth secured it, even though he didn’t deserve it. He benefitted from the genuine love his
father (Jonathan) demonstrated to King David (II Samuel 9:1-13). Oh what a moment of mercy and
compassion when the King created for him a permanent sit at his table in the palace for continual
nourishment and uninterrupted provisions! Below are similarities between us (believers) and
Mephibosheth:
-The disabled man had nothing, did nothing and deserved nothing but humbly accepted the King’s
offer. Even so we, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Rom 5:8; John 3:16); therefore,
humbly accept His offer of salvation.
-The King restored the young man back into his original position with full benefits. Adam & Eve lost
their original position through Satan’s deceitfulness (Gen 3:24); but we got it back through Jesus
Christ (John 3:16).
-His daily limping with the use of crutches was a constant reminder of King David’s grace extended to
him. Do you know that whenever we err, we’re reminded that we cannot make it except He makes it
up for us?
-Mephibosheth was treated like every other guest at the dining table with King David. This reminds
us of a coming day when we shall also dine with the Lord at the marriage supper of the Lamb.