On the run
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On the run
There’s a knock at the door. You open the door and the people at the door tell you the King wants to see you! Are you running away from the King of Kings or are you seeking all HE has for you? HE is knocking at the door of your heart. HE wants you to eat with HIM and sit at HIS table as a son or daughter.
Are you running from your Father’s embrace love? Are you running from what is best in your life? Are you running from the joy of the Lord? Are you running from HIS REST and contentment? Are you blaming God for your condition in life and running from HIM?
This is your spiritual heritage. You were born to run away from God, not toward God, because of your sinful ancestors Adam and Eve. Your fallen sinful nature caused you to be crippled as the “Son of Shame” in rebellion against God. Mephibosheth was running away from King David. Mephibosheth was the grandson of King Saul and grew up in the palace. When his grandfather died he ran from the newly-crowned King David because he had heard his grandfather’s hate toward David. Saul was an enemy of David. Saul was trying to kill David. Saul hated David and pursued David until Saul died. On the same day he heard the news of the death of his grandfather, Mephibosheth fell and became paralyzed. His name before the fall was Mirab Baal meaning “opponent of Baal” which is the false god. After he became paralyzed his name was changed to Mephibosheth (“Son of Shame”).
The first order of business for David as king was to determine if anyone was still alive from Saul’s family so he could show God’s kindness, love and mercy to them. Here is King David now showing kindness to the family who hated him and wanted him killed.
6 And Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David and fell on his face and did obeisance. David said, Mephibosheth! And he answered, Behold your servant!
7 David said to him, Fear not, for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father’s sake, and will restore to you all the land of Saul your father [grandfather], and you shall eat at my table always.
8 And [the cripple] bowed himself and said, what is your servant, that you should look upon such a dead dog as I am? 2 Samuel 9:6-8
God wants you to sit at HIS table with HIM to feast and enjoy all HE has for you. HE wants to restore you back to your rightful position before the fall. Your name is changed from “Son of Shame” to “Child of God.” The King wants to heal your crippled legs of sin and selfishness. HE wants you to sit with your legs under HIS table and enjoy HIS food of RIGHTEOUSNESS forever.
Stop running away and run toward Christ your redeemer, healer, sustainer, provider, abundance, comforter, Shalom Peace and Lord.
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