SH'MU'EL BET (2 Samuel) Chapter 9

The corresponding letter to this chapter is Tet- serpent; objective good- that which appears evil but is for our improvement.

Sh’mu’el Bet 9:1 Then David said, "Is there yet anyone left of the house of Sha’ul, that I may show him kindness for Y’honatan's sake?"

This shows the kind of King David was. Actions speak louder than words when showing another the love they have for them.

Sh’mu’el Bet 9:2-8 Now there was a servant of the house of Sha’ul whose name was Tziva, and they called him to David; and the king said to him, "Are you Tziva?" And he said, "I am your servant." And the king said, "Is there not yet anyone of the house of Sha’ul to whom I may show the kindness of G-d?" And Tziva said to the king, "There is still a son of Y’honatan who is crippled in both feet." So the king said to him, "Where is he?" And Tziva said to the king, "Look, he is in the house of Makhir the son of Ammiel in Lo-D’var." Then King David sent and brought him from the house of Makhir the son of Ammi’el, from Lo-D’var. And M’fivoshet, the son of Y’honatan the son of Sha’ul, came to David and fell on his face and prostrated himself. And David said, "M’fivoshet." And he said, "Here is your servant!" And David said to him, "Do not fear, for I will surely show kindness to you for the sake of your father Y’honatan, and will restore to you all the land of your grandfather Sha’ul; and you shall eat at my table regularly." Again he prostrated himself and said, "What is your servant, that you should regard a dead dog like me?"


The same can be said when we come to the Messiah Yeshua. We are dead in our trespasses and sins and all our righteousness is like filthy rags. We cannot earn and do not deserve forgiveness. We come to him as a beggar to a King. In his loving kindness, we receive his mercy because of what He did on the execution stake. This may appear to be evil but was for our improvement. If we are humble enough to ask and receive the free gift of eternal life. These actions of our future King should speak louder than any words. We are then pardoned forever and he prepares a house for us to live in eternally in the other world.

Yeshua not only helped the lame but also healed the lame. The type “David” not unlike the real deal wanted to help the lame.

Yochanan (John) 5:2-9 Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was Beit-Zata (Bethesda) Pool, with five covered platforms or porches surrounding it. Crowds of sick folks-lame, blind, or with paralyzed limbs-lay on the platforms (waiting for a certain movement of the water, for an angel of the L-rd came from time to time and disturbed the water, and the first person to step down into it afterwards was healed). One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years. When Yeshua saw him and knew how long he had been ill, he asked him, "Would you like to get well?" "I can't," the sick man said, "for I have no one to help me into the pool at the movement of the water. While I am trying to get there, someone else always gets in ahead of me." Yeshua told him, "Stand up, roll up your sleeping mat and go on home!" Instantly, the man was healed! He rolled up the mat and began walking!

Back to King David:

Sh’mu’el Bet 9:9-13 Then the king called Sha’ul's servant Tziva, and said to him, "All that belonged to Sha’ul and to all his house I have given to your master's grandson. And you and your sons and your servants shall cultivate the land for him, and you shall bring in the produce so that your master's grandson may have food; nevertheless M’fivoshet your master's grandson shall eat at my table regularly." Now Tziva had fifteen sons and twenty servants. Then Tziva said to the king, "According to all that my lord the king commands his servant so your servant will do." So M’fivoshet ate at David's table as one of the king's sons. And M’fivoshet had a young son whose name was Mica. And all who lived in the house of Tziva were servants to M’fivoshet. So M’fivoshet lived in Yerushalayim, for he ate at the king's table regularly. Now he was lame in both feet.