2 Samuel 9:6-7 Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, "Mephibosheth!". And he answered, "Behold thy servant!" And David said unto him, "Fear not: for I will surely show thee kindness, for Jonathan thy father's sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually."
What a privilege to eat at the King's royal table not just occasionally, but 'continually!' King David learned the blessing of a generous royal table he had experienced not only the hospitality of King Saul, but a different kind of feasting for his soul.
One of his most well-loved psalms expresses our promise for today: 'Thou preparest a table before me' (Psalm 23:5). God's mercies are new this day, and His table of peace and blessing is 'prepared' by His own design especially just for you!
Even in the midst of conflict, pressures, difficulty, His table is spread 'in the presence of mine enemiesmy cup runneth over' (Psalm 23:5). He has 'raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus' (Ephesians 2:6), and He encourages us to enjoy the banquet He sets for us! 'Therefore let us keep the feast' (1 Corinthians 5:8)!
David had been such a regular at King Saul's table that when he was absent, it caused a kingly comment: 'Wherefore cometh not the son of Jesse to meat, neither yesterday, nor today?' (1 Samuel 20:27). You too, are missed, when you disregard your Lord's special feast for you! You are cherished He wishes to give you the 'royal treatment!'
No one else knows so well just how to 'prepare a table for you!'
Enjoy His preferential blessings especially prepared for you today!
Bread and meat, drink and sweet
His table's fully spread;
God prepares a special treat
I'm always so well-fed!
Love and peace never cease
His Presence fills my soul;
And His words bring sweet release
His Spirit makes me whole!
He brought me to the banqueting house,
and His banner over me was love.
(Song of Solomon 2:4)