No Mere Human
No Live Dog
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
For whoever is joined with all the living, there is hope; surely a live dog is better than a dead lion. Ecclesiastes 9:4
- Facing the frustrating and perplexing side of life.
- Finding joy and satisfaction in life.
- Fearing God throughout all of life.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Ephesians 6:12-13
- II Samuel 4:4 "Now Jonathan, Saul's son, had a son crippled in his feet. He was five years old when the report of Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel, and his nurse took him up and fled. And it happened that in her hurry to flee, he fell and became lame. And his name was Mephibosheth."
- His father, Ish-Bosheth, meaning "man of Baal" = "man of shame"
- Mephibosheth, (Merib-Baal) meaning, "shame destroyer" or "image breaker" was the only survivor of Saul's line.
- II Samuel 9:1, 7-8 – Covenantal Mercy
Again he prostrated himself and said, "What is your servant, that you should regard a dead dog like me?" II Samuel 9:8
Ecclesiastes 9:4 and the story of Mephibosheth