Once David finally became King he did something unprecedented. He reached out to Saul’s family, even though Saul had tried to have him killed. Mephibosheth was the son of Jonathan, who was David’s best friend and David had made a promise to Jonathan to always care for his family. By law, David owed Saul’s family nothing, but David knew that God wanted him to show kindness to everyone, even if it seemed like they didn’t deserve his kindness.
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