King David sent and brought Mephibosheth, Jonathan’s remaining son who is lame in his feet, out of (a place of hiding and poverty). David said ., "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. 2 Samuel 9:3-7
I choose faithfulness...Today I will keep my promises. My debtors will not regret their trust. My associates will not question my word. My wife will not question my love. And my children will never fear that they father will not come home. Max Lucado, Upwords
Touching Commentary: Years had not weakened (David's) love, his sufferings at Saul’s hands had not embittered it. His elevation had not lifted him too high to see the old days of lowliness, and the dear memory of the self-forgetting friend whose love had once been an honour to the shepherd lad. Jonathan’s name had been written on his heart when it was impressionable, and the lettering was as if ‘graven on the rock forever.’ Alexander Maclaren, 1826-1910, British Baptist expository preacher
.the king of Ammon (who had been kind to David) died, and Hanun his son reigned in his place. . David sent . his servants to comfort him.. (advisors) said to Hanun their lord, "Do you think that David really honors your father.? Has David not rather sent his servants to you to search the city, to spy it out, and to overthrow it?" 2 Samuel 10:1-3
Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's, if we are always criticizing trivial actions . which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives. Teresa of Avila, 1515-82
(Ammon’s king humiliated David’s messengers) and sent them away. When David was told, he sent to meet them (and help them), for the men were greatly ashamed. 2 Samuel 10:4,5
May we be willing to be on call as His agents in the world, to be sent at a moment’s notice to those who are hunting, afraid and ashamed. And in this willingness may be we have our bags packed with time, energy, and knowledge of His word.
When the people of Ammon saw that they had made themselves repulsive to David, the people of Ammon sent and hired (33,000 Syrian mercenaries). 2 Samuel 10:6
Fear is tax that conscience pays to guilt. George Sewell, d.1726
Now when David heard (Ammon was amassing a large mercenary army against him) he sent Joab and all the army of the mighty men. 2 Samuel 10:7
To keep your armor bright, attend with constant care, Still walking in your Captain’s sight, and watching unto prayer. Ready for all alarms, steadfastly set your face, And always exercise your arms, and use your every grace. Charles Wesley, 1707-88, Soldiers of Christ, Arise
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