When life is a struggle, kindness has no station. David was on the run amd the one that arrived as a friend and help was Ziba. Ziba saw David restore Mephibosheth. Now when David was in trouble—It was the servant NOT the master that saved the king. As such, David turned Mephibosheth’s stuff to Ziba.
When we are struggling, we must be kind to all and accept help where it is given. We cannot hide behind station or past—we must humbly allow God to meet our needs from whoever or wherever. As God’s people, we must be a part of the solution, not problem when dealing with folks. We must always be ready to assist those in need. That will be our legacy and the source for God to bless us. Help me, Lord—to be a help to those in need.
God Bless You
When David had gone a short distance beyond the summit, there was Ziba, the steward of Mephibosheth, waiting to meet him. He had a string of donkeys saddled and loaded with two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred cakes of raisins, a hundred cakes of figs and a skin of wine.
2 The king asked Ziba, “Why have you brought these?”
Ziba answered, “The donkeys are for the king’s household to ride on, the bread and fruit are for the men to eat, and the wine is to refresh those who become exhausted in the wilderness.”
3 The king then asked, “Where is your master’s grandson?”
Ziba said to him, “He is staying in Jerusalem, because he thinks, ‘Today the Israelites will restore to me my grandfather’s kingdom.’”
4 Then the king said to Ziba, “All that belonged to Mephibosheth is now yours.”
“I humbly bow,” Ziba said. “May I find favor in your eyes, my lord the king.”