THOUGHT OF THE DAY
2 Samuel 9:7-13 AMP
•*• David said to him, “Do not be afraid, for I will certainly show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and will restore to you all the land of your grandfather Saul; and you shall always eat at my table.”  Again Mephibosheth lay himself face down and said, “What is your servant, that you would be concerned for a dead dog like me?”
 Then the king summoned Ziba, Saul’s servant, and said to him, “I have given your master’s grandson everything that belonged to Saul and to all his house (family).  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 to eat;
•*•but Mephibosheth, your master’s grandson, shall always eat at my table.”
Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.  Then Ziba said to the king, “Your servant will do according to everything that my lord the king commands.” So Mephibosheth ate at David’s table as one of the king’s sons.  Mephibosheth had a young son whose name was Mica. And all who lived in Ziba’s house were servants to Mephibosheth.  So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for he always ate at the king’s table. And he was lame in both feet.
Romans 12:9-13 AMP
•*• Love is to be sincere and active [the real thing-without guile and hypocrisy]. Hate what is evil [detest all ungodliness, do not tolerate wickedness]; hold on tightly to what is good.  Be devoted to one another with [authentic] brotherly affection [as members of one family], give preference to one another in honor;
 never lagging behind in diligence; aglow in the Spirit, enthusiastically serving the Lord;  constantly rejoicing in hope [because of our confidence in Christ], steadfast and patient in distress, devoted to prayer [continually seeking wisdom, guidance, and strength],  contributing to the needs of God’s people, pursuing [the practice of] hospitality.