June 18, 2019 Daily Devotional
Read: 2 Samuel 9
“Mephibosheth prostrated himself and said, ‘What is your servant that makes you pay such attention to a dead dog like me?’” (2 Samuel 9:8 CJSB)
David is caring for his deceased friend, Jonathan’s son. David gets a great deal of things wrong, but his heart is after—searching for, longing for, looking for—God. In our redeemed and always-being-redeemed-sinfulness, we should all be so diligent. Though “less than” according to the world’s competitive standards, David never viewed Mephibosheth as a dead dog. The one the world deemed as invaluable, David declared to be the greatest of treasures. We are to live likewise. It is not easy to see those before you as the pearls of greatest price, but we must. Upon each dead dog, the Giver of the Good News shines His illumination; and, He calls His brothers and sisters to liberally share with them the love and compassion of the bridging Gospel. Who are your Mephibosheths? And, you, Mephibosheth, who is your David? No one is a dead dog.
Today's Meditation: Pay attention to the pearls of greatest price.
Look to the East,