Mephibosheth was brought to the king. As soon as he came before the king, he sat on the floor. You would be shocked to know how many people who claim to be Christians think like Mephibosheth. They never see themselves as worthy of anything. I call that spiritual hogwash because the scripture says that if any man be in Christ he is a new creation. Old things are passed away and all things have become new. God justifies the ungodly (Romans 4:5).
David said, “Mephibosheth, I don’t know you. It is your father, Jonathan, whom I know.” Notice that David wasn’t taking action because of Mephibosheth but because of Jonathan, his father. Here, Christianity is being described in the Old Testament. Jesus, through His death, burial, and resurrection, provided everything good for us on the table of righteousness.
Mephibosheth’s response to David’s invitation is similar to the responses of most believers today. When David told him to sit at the table, Mephibosheth declined. He wouldn’t sit because he was consumed by his lameness, his inferiority. What Mephibosheth did not know is that everyone at the table had their own stories; when you sit at the table, the tablecloth covers everything and brings everyone to the place of equality.
Child of God, the people who you assume are great and mighty have the leprosy that Jesus covered. The only difference is that they are sitting at the table that was prepared for them. Their sins have been wiped out and God is looking at them from the standpoint of the blood. The blood wipes your sins when you receive what Jesus has placed on the table. But as long as you remain on the floor, all you will see is your inadequacy or your weaknesses. Then you will think that you cannot make it. It is time to stop eating from the garbage can. God has prepared what will strengthen you, fortify you, and keep you fresh. He has prepared what you are entitled to because of what Jesus has done for you on the cross. So sit at the table and eat.