Going Deeper – 2 Sam. 9

“True Love” – 2 Sam. 9

Questions for discussion/reflection:

  • David doesn’t act like a typical political leader: rather than eliminating the threat to his power, he shows Mephibosheth kindness.
    • What was the key factor that guided David toward kindness over hostility?
    • What leads you to show uncommon, unexpected kindness?
    • How might your commitment to Jesus and his way of life move you to show kindness to others?
  • Reflect on this episode from Mephibosheth’s perspective. How do you think he felt when David sought him out?—when David treated him with kindness, dignity, and generosity?  How might God have used this circumstance to work in his life?
  • David’s demonstration of love toward Mephibosheth wasn’t accidental, but intentional: he went looking for someone to bless, ironically from among his enemy’s house (v 1). This is what God did for us (Rom. 5:6-8).  Prayerfully reflect:
    • Is there an enemy to whom you can show God’s love? What might this look like?
    • To whom else is God calling you to show loving-kindness?
    • To whom have you made a commitment to love that you have neglected or failed to live up to? How can you show renewed commitment to love them?
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s