A God of Promises

2 Samuel 9:1, “David asked, ‘Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?’

King David summons his servant Ziba and asks him if there is anyone left of Saul’s family. He is actually inquiring about Jonathan’s lineage. Jonathan was the son of Saul and a loyal and devoted friend to David. Ziba tells him of  Mephibosheth, son of Jonathan, son of Saul. Mephibosheth has a physical deformity which makes him lame in both feet. David sends for him because he wants to show him God’s kindness. Why? Because of  his relationship with Jonathan.

There are several scriptures which describe a similar blessing for us. God wants to show us His kindness because of our relationship with Christ.

Philippians 4:19, “And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.”

2 Samuel 7-8, “’Don’t be afraid,’ David said to him, ‘for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.’

Mephibosheth bowed down and said, ‘What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?’”

Some of you respond to God in similar fashion. “I am a nobody. I have messed up my life. I am worthless. Why would God want to bless a dead dog like me?”

Sound familiar? The enemy of your soul whispers in your ear, “You’re nobody. You are nothing. You are not, not, not…” Then, you look in the mirror and tell yourself the same thing. You then go to work, “I can’t do this job. I will never get a promotion. I don’t have what it takes.” You bring it home to your wife or husband, “I married the wrong person. You just don’t make me happy.” You kick your dog and call him stupid. You tell the kids they will amount to nothing. And you go to bed wishing to sleep, hoping to never wake up.

Stop believing what Satan tells you. You either believe what God says or you believe your feelings. God is not a god of feelings – He is a god of promises – He is a rock.

Start telling yourself what the Bible tells you. Start telling yourself what God says about you. “I am a joint heir in Christ. I am anointed. I am created by God and I love what He created.”

Not only will you start believing it but everyone around you will too from your boss, to your wife or husband, to your kids, and yes, even your dog.


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