When you are a son you feel a sense of security.You are loved.You enjoy some privileges.You have access to your father.You are not forgotten.You are remembered.When you are a son,you belong.
While reading 2 Samuel 9,we find King David has settled after being anointed King of Israel.He remembered Jonathan.his departed loyal friend.He wanted to be kind to his children if at all there was any because almost all of Saul’s children had died in battle.
Please join me in this video as I discuss briefly on when you are a son.
2 Samuel 9:1
Now David said, “Is there still anyone who is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”
Since he was not sure,he sent for Saul’s servant,Ziba.Who gave him the following answer;
2 Samuel 1:3b
And Ziba said to the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan who is lame in his feet.”
King David overlooked that Jonathan’s child was disabled,what mattered to him is that he was a son of his friend Jonathan.
Because of being a son,Mephibosheth was transfered from Lo Debar to Jerusalem.He was given back all property that belonged to his grandfather Saul.He sat with King David and had meals together with the King.He was able to have a close fellowship with King David.
2 Samuel 9
9 And the king called to Ziba, Saul’s servant, and said to him, “I have given to your master’s son all that belonged to Saul and to all his house. 10 You therefore, and your sons and your servants, shall work the land for him, and you shall bring in the harvest, that your master’s son may have food to eat. But Mephibosheth your master’s son shall eat bread at my table always.” Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.
When you are a son,you are restored.Just like Mephibosheth was restored,you too can be restored.It doesn’t matter your level of disability,when you are a son,God will remember you and transfer you from the low places (Lo Debar),to the high places (the Kings high table).
What about when you are a spiritual son?What are the benefits and privileges?
Just a little clarification.A son of God is one who has received Jesus Christ as his Lord and saviour.A son of God is a born again believer.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
1 Peter 2:9
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
When you are a son of God you may access God,our father with confidence and ask for your needs,just like a child asks for something from his father.
16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
I have not exhausted this topic,you may want to add your views of when you are a son in the comments below.
When you are not a son of God,you need to become one.You need to say the following words and mean every word with your heart.
“Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.” http://www.allaboutgod.com/prayer-of-salvation.htm
If you have said the above prayer,please look for a Bible believing and teaching Church.
God bless you,
We have just finished the second week of studying 2 Samuel.We still have three weeks to go. You can still catch up with us very fast.
This journal is recommended,but its optional.
When studying your bible you may want to highlight using the following colours.At Good Morning Girls,we have meanings for different colours.We recommend this practise,because as you highlight,you spend more time on the word of God,thus you meditate more and the word is able to stick in your mind.
These are the highlighters I use: