Saturday, January 16, 2021
Then king David sent, and fetched him (Mephibosheth) out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lo-debar.
2 Samuel 9:5
Just as Abraham had to leave Ur, so Mephibosheth had to leave Lo-debar! The very
name of that place means "not a pasture." Lo-debar was the dwelling
place of lack, poverty, dryness, and desolation. It was the wilderness, an
empty field of no sowing and no harvest.
There was only one way out of Lo-debar. The only way out required that a prior
promise be remembered and a cherished covenant be fulfilled.
When in Lo-debar, it seems that existing on stale crumbs is the only option. For
Mephibosheth, Lo-debar seemed like the end of the journey, the final chapter
in a tragic existence. Lame and alone, the king's descendant appeared
doomed to an existence devoid of hope or harvest. He may have been born
royalty, but he would die an outcast. Or would he? Against all hope,
overcoming every circumstance, and beyond Mephibosheth's wildest dreams,
the impossible happened. He was called out of Lo-debar by the king and from
that moment on, there would be no more crumbs! King Jesus is calling you out
of your Lo-debar today and into his kingdom. Will you leave where you are and
- 2 Samuel 4:4
- 2 Samuel 9:5
- Joshua 1–24
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