Notes: September 3, 2008 – 2 Samuel 9 & 10

David’s kindness accepted (2 Samuel 9)

  • Mephibosheth, son of Jonathan, humbly acknowledges David’s grace and gratefully accepts the invitation to eat at the king’s table.

David’s kindness rejected (2 Samuel 10)

  • Hanun, son of of Ammonite king Nahash, ill-advisedly spurns David’s condolences and instigates a war with Israel which he does not win, though he enlists the help of Syrian mercenaries.

Meditation Points:

God’s kindness to men is sometimes accepted and sometimes rejected. God continues to be kind.

Be not surprised when men think evil of your good deeds.