KEY SCRIPTURE:2 Samuel 9:1 And David said, is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?
David decided to look for any of the remaining family members of Saul to show him kindness for Johnathan’s sake.
Jonathan had entered into a covenant with David.1st Samuel 18:3″Then Jonathan and David made a covenant because he loved him as his own soul”: David had not forgotten about this covenant and was ready to honor it even after the death of Johnathan. David has consistently showed that he feared God. Covenants always have a third party to it. God remains the third party or the witness to every covenant human enters into, in his name.
There are some blood covenants that people cut which have demons as their witnesses. Such covenants put the persons involved in bondage. These devils will make the lives of the culprits very miserable. I am talking now, about covenants that are done in the name of the Lord. One of such covenants is the marriage covenant which is normally executed when the couple exchange their vows before a minister of God. Malachi 2 :14 “Yet ye say wherefore? Because the Lord hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously; yet is she not thy companion and the wife of thy covenant?”. God is a witness to every marriage covenant, and marital unfaithfulness should be out of the question because this ‘witness’ is ever present with you. If you honour your part of the covenant he would bless and honour you. If you dishonor your part, his judgements will come upon you. Hebrews 13:4″ Marriage is honorable to all, and the bed undefiled but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge”.
Those who fail to keep faith with their partners God will judge them.
Your responsibility to keep your part of the covenant is not just because of the person in question but God who is ever present with you and watches to see if you would be FAITHFUL TO HIM. Faithfulness to every covenant is not just faithfulness to the person or people involved but unto God. Col 3:23″And whatever you do, do it heartily as to the Lord, and not unto men, knowing that of the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance for you serve the Lord Jesus Christ”.
Although David did the kindness to Mephibosheth on behalf of Johnathan his father, he was doing it to please the Lord. OUR ACTIONS TO MEN ARE BASICALLY UNTO GOD, SO BE CAREFUL.
Heavenly Father, I pray for all Christians to understand the great responsibility to keep faithful in all covenants.
2 Samuel 9:7 And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually”.
2 Samuel 9:13 ” So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king’s table; and was lame on both his feet”.