David is fleeing from Jerusalem continues.
As we have seen, many things were happening at once.
Sides were being taken. Plans being made.
Plans being executed.
Spies being installed.
The saga continues…
2 Sa 16:1-4
Now when David had passed a little beyond the summit, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him with a couple of saddled donkeys, and on them were two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred clusters of raisins, a hundred summer fruits, and a jug of wine.
The king said to Ziba, “Why do you have these?”
And Ziba said, “The donkeys are for the king’s household to ride, and the bread and summer fruit for the young men to eat, and the wine, for whoever is faint in the wilderness to drink.”
Then the king said, “And where is your master’s son?”
And Ziba said to the king, “Behold, he is staying in Jerusalem, for he said,
‘Today the house of Israel will restore the kingdom of my father to me.’”
So the king said to Ziba, “Behold, all that belongs to Mephibosheth is yours.”
And Ziba said, “I prostrate myself; let me find favor in your sight, O my lord, the king!”
The plot thickens.
He was Saul’s descendant that David blessed by bringing him into the King’s presence.
David also granted him all of Saul’s land/inheritance.
Mephibosheth was lame from a childhood injury…oh yeah, him.
Well, now, Mephibosheth’s servant, Ziba, was bringing David and his men sustenance and supplies.
Because he knew who the true king was.
He knew the need.
He knew the truth.
David inquired as to Mephibosheth’s location.
Mephibosheth had remained in Jerusalem.
Not because he was lame and travel was difficult.
That might be understandable.
Mephibosheth thought that the house of Israel would now restore the house of Saul to him.
He thought he would be king.
At that, King David gave Ziba, the servant, all of Mephiboseth’s possessions.
Ziba fell prostrate before David and thanked him for the favor.
This should be interesting
Are you bowing before the true King?
Or, are you worship the fake?