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This expression invites me to consider God’s love toward us, since He first showed kindness to us having sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, on this earth to free us from our sin and therefore give us eternal life.
Jesus Christ, not only came for this purpose, but during His earthly ministry He showed kindness to all those that turned to Him, out of the love that He had for their souls.
It is true that this is not the central subject of this book, but it is a thread that is evident throughout.
Here are two men to compare; one is dominated by consuming hatred while the other is pervaded by love. In the end, love will be victorious and it will still manifest itself long after the one that personified hatred will have been buried.
We are talking about Saul and David. David manifested his love through Mephiboseth, the only survivor of the house of Saul, to whom, because of his love for Jonathan, David showed kindness by inviting him to his table and treating him like a “king’s son”.
David’s words represent a pact in favour of the house of Saul, born in the mind of the king and communicated to others.
That this initiative was sincere and was meant to be realized is confirmed by the fact that when Mephibosheth, son of Jonathan, was before him, David did not delay to tell him: Don't be afraid, for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.
This book encourages every reader (particularly believers) to do good, to defeat evil with kindness, because this is the will of God (Romans 12:21; 1 Peter 2:15).