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Lameness is No Bar to Sonship

Post  Fenny West on Thu 28 May 2009, 12:56 am

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"So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king's table; and was lame on both his feet."-2 Samuel 9:13

Mephibosheth was no great ornament to a royal table, yet he had a continual place at David's board, because the king could see in his face the features of the beloved Jonathan. Like Mephibosheth, we may cry unto the King of Glory, "What is Thy servant, that Thou shouldst look upon such a dead dog as I am?" but still the Lord indulges us with most familiar intercourse with Himself, because He sees in our countenances the remembrance of His dearly-beloved Jesus. The Lord's people are dear for another's sake. Such is the love which the Father bears to His only begotten, that for His sake He raises His lowly brethren from poverty and banishment, to courtly companionship, noble rank, and royal provision. Their deformity shall not rob them of their privileges. Lameness is no bar to sonship; the cripple is as much the heir as if he could run like Asahel. Our right does not limp, though our might may. A king's table is a noble hiding-place for lame legs, and at the gospel feast we learn to glory in infirmities, because the power of Christ resteth upon us. Yet grievous disability may mar the persons of the best-loved saints. Here is one feasted by David, and yet so lame in both his feet that he could not go up with the king when he fled from the city, and was therefore maligned and injured by his servant Ziba. Saints whose faith is weak, and whose knowledge is slender, are great losers; they are exposed to many enemies, and cannot follow the king whithersoever he goeth. This disease frequently arises from falls. Bad nursing in their spiritual infancy often causes converts to fall into a despondency from which they never recover, and sin in other cases brings broken bones. Lord, help the lame to leap like an hart, and satisfy all Thy people with the bread of Thy table!




C.H. Spurgeon

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Re: Lameness is No Bar to Sonship

Post  Waqar Daniel on Thu 28 May 2009, 8:58 am

Fenny wrote:"What is Thy servant, that Thou shouldst look upon such a dead dog as I am?" but still the Lord indulges us with most familiar intercourse with Himself, because He sees in our countenances the remembrance of His dearly-beloved Jesus.
The most beautiful statement I have ever read. It is amazing how Spurgeon has put it together.

Thank you Fenny for sharing such a beautiful devotion here.

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well-spotted!

Post  Fenny West on Thu 28 May 2009, 11:01 am

Waqar, you spotted a gem of a statement.

Well done! God is so good!

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Re: Lameness is No Bar to Sonship

Post  Waqar Daniel on Thu 28 May 2009, 8:32 pm

Dear Fenny

Recently I prayed on a family and they were claiming that God listens to some and does not listen to some. I quoted the same verse and told them when they will look like Jesus, His favors and blessings will be upon them. If Heavenly Father sees the face of satan in us, He will keep on instructing us to change ourselves.

The same thing Jesus said, "First seek the Kingdom of God and the rest will be added to you". When we become like Jesus, when we love Heavenly Father the way Jesus loves Him and when we obey Heavenly Father the way Jesus obeys Him, we become sons and daughters of Heavenly Father. He can see His Son Jesus in us and His peace and joy that this world cannot gives us, rests upon us.

Isn't Jesus awesome? He has made dust of the earth so special in the sight of Heavenly Father. No one can show us what Jesus did for us and neither what Heavenly Father did for us in His compassion, mercy, kindness and love. He gave His best for us.

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Treasues in Jars of Clay

Post  Fenny West on Thu 28 May 2009, 10:32 pm

Waqar
Indeed, God has done, is doing and will do awesome things in the lives of those who believe. Creation is yet to see His trophies that will be revealed even in these last days.

As we seek His Kingdom first, we open the gate to what He has promised; we go and glow from glory to glory. Even as the outwardman perishes the inwardman is renewed day by day.

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