Sitting at the King's table
‘Thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.’ 2 Samuel 9 Verse 7
Are you walking closely with your Lord today or are you following afar off? Are your sins keeping you at a distance from Him, while in the depths of your soul you are desiring to be near Him?
It is a continual warfare for the believer. He views Christ by faith and there he sees the sacrifice made for his sins.
He looks within and all he views is wounds and bruises and putrefying sores. Sin in all it's ugliness dwells within his frame. There are times when this view can paralyse our soul, leaving us distraught and lame.
I was thinking today of another who was distraught and lame. His name was Mephibosheth. I also viewed a King with a heart full of love for this man.
Mephibosheth did not have the power or strength or even the ability to be able to fend for himself. He dared not to approach the King as the King had told others of his hatred for the blind and lame.
The further I walk down life’s pathway, the more I am convinced the Lord wants a more intimate relationship with His people. He does not want to reign over us at a distance. The veil of the temple has been rent in twain leaving access for us now to the holy of holies.
If we truly desire a closer walk with God then He will bring it to pass. It may not be the way we had expected, yet it will be the best and safest road for us to take.
The King however sought him out. He gave him land and made others work it for him. He provided for all his needs. That in itself was more than enough for Mephibosheth. Like us, he felt unworthy of the least of the King's mercies.
The King's love for him however did not stop there. Mephibosheth was given a seat daily at the King's table. Many have said that the table covered his weakness. I prefer to view it from the King's standpoint. He viewed Mephibosheth through the eyes of love. Love covers a multitude of sins.
May the Lord bring you to His table today. May you accept His provision for you. May you see that you are accepted in the Beloved. May His fruit be sweet to your taste.
Turn your eyes away from viewing your frailties and view the King of Glory dying on a tree outside the walls of Jerusalem for you. There is power in the blood. Come now and let us reason together saith the Lord. Though your sins are as scarlet they shall be as white as snow, though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
My God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Goodness and mercy all my life shall surely follow me, and in God's house for evermore, my dwelling place shall be. The King loves you, come and feast with Him today. Open your mouth wide and He shall fill it.