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In EVERY area, God IS Concerned! — 2 Comments

  1. There are two verses I’d like to share. And I thank you for your patience people of God as we break down these verses.
    “So King David had him brought from Lo Debar, from the house of Makir son of Ammiel.” (‭2 Samuel‬ ‭9‬:‭5‬ NIV)
    In the Hebrew, Lo Debar means “pastureless” (Strong’s 3810). Makir in the Hebrew means salesman but the primitive root Makar means; to sell, literally (as merchandise, a daughter in marriage, into slavery), or give yourself away or surrender. (h5953 & H4376) Ammiel means “God’s people”.(H5988)

    The second verse:
    At this, the guardian-redeemer said, “Then I cannot redeem it because I might endanger my own estate. You redeem it yourself. I cannot do it.” (‭Ruth‬ ‭4‬:‭6‬ NIV)

    The first verse speaks to a man named Mephisobeth , whose name means dispeller of shame (strong 4648). He was the son of Jonathan who’s nurse left in a panic when news reached her that Saul and Jonathan were dead. In her panic, while holding Mephisobeth as a baby she dropped him leaving him crippled. Her fear was due to the fact that hearing Saul was dead meant most likely David would be King. And she feared David would destroy every member of Saul’s family to remove any from that line which could oppose his throne . But David didn’t desire to destroy Jonathan’s family because of his covenant with Jobathan. In fact, The king (David) asked, “Is there no one still alive from the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s kindness?” Ziba answered the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is lame in both feet.” (‭2 Samuel‬ ‭9‬:‭3‬ NIV) But Mephisobeth didn’t understand that the King had in mind to bless him. His covenant with Jonathan didn’t see Mephisobeth’s shame, his infirmity (crippleness). The King came to Lo Debar, a pastureless place, from his great throne . He saw he was enslaved by defeat and shame. (Do you remember those Hebrew words I mentioned earlier?) Are you feeling crippled with sin? Are you feeling enslaved or in bondage to bad habits, such as choosing the wrong foods or drugs or alcohol? Have you experienced shame from your past or even your present? Can you identify with Mephisobeth? Well, the King is looking to bless you!! Our Father is saying , I am sending my only Son to you in Lo Debar. Will you recieve His love , my love for you? The Father is looking to bless you because of the new covenant with his Son, who is fully man and fully God.God’s people are to be blessed by the awesome sacrifice of His Son., if you believe in the one he sent. You are to receive all that Jesus deserves and he received all of our shame and condemnation. And now he is risen and put to death all our sins, making us Holy in the sight of the father and able to eat at his table and receive total restoration . David said to Mephisobeth “Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.” (‭2 Samuel‬ ‭9‬:‭7‬ NIV) .Jesus is saying that to you!

    Now the second verse. Can these blessings result from human effort in fulfilling the law?Can you be redeemed by the law? No, for if you come to the law with your works and seek restoration and justification,the law will say: “At this, the guardian-redeemer said, “Then I cannot redeem it because I might endanger my own estate. You redeem it yourself. I cannot do it.” (‭Ruth‬ ‭4‬:‭6‬ NIV)

    Brothers and sisters, accept The Father and the son’s loving kindness. He longs to lavish you with his love and empower you to be successful and victorious.  The humility comes in that you allow yourself to be loved and accept you can’t do it it alone. Have faith that He is able to keep you from stumbling. Like Mephisobeth accept His love for you. Have faith in him and trust not your fruitless labor. He will empower you and restore you.

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