The undeserving invited - you

2 Samuel 9:7-8
"So David said to [Mephibosheth], “Do not fear, for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father’s sake, and will restore to you all the land of Saul your grandfather; and you shall eat bread at my table continually.” 8 Then he bowed himself, and said, “What is your servant, that you should look upon such a dead dog as I?”

Mephibosheth was invited to King David’s table, and he said he was a dead dog. In other words, he didn’t deserve it. We don’t deserve the invitation to the king’s table, either. But that doesn’t stop King David or King Jesus from inviting us. And it didn’t stop the Canaanite woman from asking for crumbs from the table. Why do we have a place at the table? How dare we ask, sit and wait to be served a portion? We do not earn it by following our traditions or rules, by being American, or by having conservative ideals about politics or family. Our place has been gained by Jesus Christ’s death on the cross. This is our only claim to a place at the table, and it satisfies our God. He doesn’t give temporary crumbs, but an eternal scrumptious feast of all you need.


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