God’s covenant with us

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  God Has plans for you. hallelujah!

2 Samuel 9:1 Mephibosheth was the grandson of King Saul and the son of Jonathan who had been a close covenant friend to David.

David had a desire to bless someone from Saul’s family for Jonathan’s sake. One of his servants reported that Mephibosheth was alive and living in a town called Lo-debar.

The name Lo-debar means pasture less. In an agricultural society, a place without pastures – probably a place of poverty. In ancient Israel, when two people entered a covenant relationship, everything each of them possessed was made available to the other. The covenant relationship also meant that they would help one another, fight for one another, do anything necessary to meet each other’s needs.

2 Samuel 4:4 —his nurse ran from the palace with him in her arms fearing that David might try to take vengeance on the boy because of the way David was treated by King Saul. During the escape, Mephibosheth fell and was crippled in his legs. Instead of seeing himself as the rightful heir to his fathers and grandfather’s legacy, he saw himself as someone who would be rejected.

A poor self-image causes us to operate in fear instead of faith. We look at what is wrong with us instead of what is right with Jesus. God’s Word says because of His covenant with us, we can be the head and not the tails, above and not beneath Deuteronomy 28:13

2 Samuel 9:13 Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem. We may also fellowship and eat with our King Jesus even though we have faults and weakness. We still have covenant with God, sealed in the blood of Jesus we offer God what we have and He gives us what He has He takes all our sins, faults, weaknesses and failures and give us His ability, His righteousness and His strength. He takes our poverty and gives us riches. He takes our diseases and sicknesses and give us His healing and health. He takes our failure filled past and gives us the hope of a bright future.

 

 

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