Is There Anyone Else? (2 Samuel 9:1)

“Thanks Jake! Appreciate you following up on those liability issues!”

Jake is my insurance agent. He is also the son of the agent who was my father’s insurance agent. When I was growing up, I had fond memories of his father visiting our family and going over insurance documents with my parents. The visits always stood out since he wore a suit with a tie, a distinctly unusual attire for a tropical island like Hawaii. Every Christmas, my sister and I would receive a Christmas present sent by his son, Jake. I had only met Jake once and we were about the same age but I did not have the same personal relationship as I did with his father. Many years later, Jake also became an insurance agent and took over his father’s practice. Before he passed away, my father told me to consider using Jake for some of my insurance needs since his father had always been so kind to our family. I happily obliged and have never regretted the decision. 

Now David said, “Is there still anyone who is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” 

2 Samuel 9:1 (NKJV)

In the ancient world, when a new King ascended to the throne, unless they were related to their predecessor, they usually made sure that no other descendent of the former king could ever lay claim to their throne by imprisoning, banishing, or killing them. King David’s kindness to the family of King Saul was unprecedented. He actively sought out members of the household of Saul because of his oath of friendship he made with Saul’s son Jonathan. 

My relationship with Jake and his family have continued through two generations. Hopefully, our children will continue this relationship. In this day of ephemeral relationships and laconic text messages, it is heartening to know that integrity and respect still transcend time.

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.

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