God’s Unfailing Love
March 19, 2010Article written by: Cynthia Wilson
estoration and Redemption of Mephibosheth.
I’m reminded of Jonathan’s son, Mephibosheth. He was a prince that didn’t get to live as a
prince until years later. The grandson of Saul, he was crippled at the age of five by anaccident at the hands of his caretaker running for the purpose of saving his life. DidMephibosheth incur the curses of his father Saul? Everything went downhill for Mephibosheth.Parents need to live godly, obedient lives unto the Lord, so the blessings will flow into the lives of their children. It is through our faith and obedience to God we break generational curses and
release the legacy of blessings into our children’s lives.
Let’s look at Mephibosheth’s name. In the Hebrew the word
“bosheth” means “shame.”
Not only did
Saul have one son with this name, but one named Ishbosheth. “Ish” in Hebrew means “man,”
bosheth meaning shame, therefore Ishbosheth means
“man of shame.”
David honored his covenant agreement with his friend, Jonathan. He extended favor, blessings andcompassion to this man. And just as Mephibosheth was a man of shame and disgrace, we too wereonce sinners that deserved death; however, God extended His unfailing love
to us. “But Goddemonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
(Romans 5:8).What I love about the story of Mephibosheth is that God released restoration and redemption into
this man’s life. And God is
saying to you today that He will bring restoration into your life. Hisdesire is to compensate you double for all the troubles that you have experienced. Yes, many yearswere wasted and unfruitful. Some of you went through calamity and devastation. However, there isa better plan God designed for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give youhope and a future.
Listen to what the Lord is saying to you today.
And I will restore or replace for you the years that the locust has eaten-the hopping locust, thestripping locust, and the crawling locust, My great army which I sent among you. And you shall eatin plenty and be satisfied and praise the name of the Lord, your God, Who has dealt wondrouslywith you. And My people shall never be put to shame. Joel 2: 25, 26.