5 Encouraging Bible Stories of Forgiveness

David and Mephibosheth (2 Samuel 9)

Though King Saul tried to destroy David throughout the book of 1 Samuel, David responded with kindness and forgiveness to the household of Saul.

After he became king, David looked for anyone who was still living from the household of Saul so that he could demonstrate his love and friendship for Jonathan, Saul’s son.

David showed kindness to Mephibosheth by restoring to him and his family the land owned by the former king. David paid to have the land farmed and cared for.

As for Mephibosheth himself, David made a place for him at his own table so that he was accepted as part of the kings family.

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