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David and Mephibosheth: Mastering Life with Love

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David and Mephibosheth: Mastering Life with Love

How do you keep a covenant with someone after they are dead? Did Jonathan have any offspring? What did David do to remember his covenant with Jonathan? In scripture, a covenant is eternal, and remains in effect as long as one of the descendants of the original covenant creators are still alive. The terms of the covenant stand even if one party breaks the original agreement. In mastering life with love, David was obligated to care for Jonathan’s children, and indeed, his heart was strongly motivated to do so because of the love he carried for Jonathan: And the king said, “Is there not still someone of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God to him?” And Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan, son of Saul, came to David and fell on his face and paid...

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