There are 3 ways in which Mephibosheth demonstrated his dedication to King David, these traits ought to be seen in God’s children.
A. Mephibosheth Forsook The World – As the grandson of Saul, he had every right to lay claim to the throne.Yet, because he loved the king, he refused to get caught up in the affairs of the world. He placed his devotion to the king ahead of any selfish ambitions that he may have possessed.??What a lesson for the church! There is always a danger that our connection with the world will override our dedication to Jesus. The child of God must always beware, the cares of this world steal our love for Jesus.
B. Mephibosheth Forgot Himself – According to verse 24, the entire time David was away, a period of several months, Mephibosheth neglected himself in what was a display of mourning for David’ return.??Again, there is a lesson here for the child of God. The lesson is that our will is to be swallowed up in the will of the Lord. We are to come to the place where we lose sight of ourselves and of our own interests and become consumed with and focused on the Lord Jesus Christ.
C. Mephibosheth Followed The King – Remember that this man is crippled. When David had to leave Jerusalem because of Absalom’s rebellion, Mephibosheth tried to go to David. However, a wicked servant named Ziba deceived Mephibosheth and went to David alone. He tried to discredit his master before the king, Yet, Mephibosheth gave his heart to the task of following the king!