Grace at the Table

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?”

Like Mephibosheth, we are spiritual cripples who need to admit our need to the son of David, who sits on the throne. As children of the heavenly Father, we need to accept our Father’s food, without trying to pay Him back for it. We need to eat here to live, and we cannot earn it. Without the bread and wine Jesus provides – His own body - we have no life in us.

We are in someone else’s kingdom, eating at their table. But it has been made our own, for we have been united with Jesus Christ, the Lord of this table, the Lord of lords, the lord of God’s kingdom.

So let us trust God’s act of grace at the cross. And let us trust God’s future grace in sanctifying us and bringing us to glory with Him.


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