Daily Bible Reading:
- Day 1: 2 Samuel 5:1-25
- Day 2: 2 Samuel 6:1-23
- Day 3: 2 Samuel 7:1-29
- Day 4: 2 Samuel 8:1-18
- Day 5: 2 Samuel 9:1-13
Week 33: 2 Samuel 9:1-13 (David’s Kindness to Mephibosheth)
- What is the most expensive and unexpected gift anyone has ever given to you? How did it make you feel when you received this gift?
- In our story, what provoked David to want to show “kindness” to anyone left of the house of Saul? Who was Jonathan and why do you think David continued to think fondly of him?
- There was one person left of the house of Saul. Who was he and what was unique about him? According to 2 Sam. 4:4, what had happened to him?
- At a time when kings would often kill all rivals to the throne, what do you think Mephibosheth must have thought and felt when David sent for him? How did Mephibosheth respond when he first met King David?
- What good news did David share with Mephibosheth? Did Mephibosheth in any way earn or deserve David’s extraordinary kindness?
- In what ways did Mephibosheth become like one of David’s own sons? From an obscure place like Lo-debar to feasting daily at the king’s table, how do you think Mephibosheth’s outlook on life must have changed?
- In what ways is the grace that David showed Mephibosheth similar to the grace that God offers all sinners? David showed grace and kindness for Jonathan’s sake. In whose name does God offer His grace to us?
- When we receive God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ, in what ways do we become like one of God’s own sons or daughters? Have you received God’s great gift of grace through faith in Christ? If so, how does this present us with an attitude to change?
- Let’s pray today that we will always remember Who we belong to and that we will live like sons and daughters of the King.