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A Cripple at the King's Table and You (2 Samuel 8 & 9)

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One of Jonathan's son survived the rest of the family, and David sought him out to show kindness to him. Mephibosheth was a cripple, and we will find as the story unfolds that he had a problem with valuing himself, even when placed at the king's table.

2 Samuel 9:7-8New Living Translation (NLT)

“Don’t be afraid!” David said. “I intend to show kindness to you because of my promise to your father, Jonathan. I will give you all the property that once belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will eat here with me at the king’s table!”

Mephibosheth bowed respectfully and exclaimed, “Who is your servant, that you should show such kindness to a dead dog like me?”