We discover that mercy is distributed consistently. David never revoked Mephibosheth's claim to his favor.
Leaders unwilling to pray are unworthy to be followed!
Cussed Out. Stoned. Flung Dust.
Whatever, or wherever you lead, there will be people who will resent your position, and disagree with your decisions.
It Ain’t Over Until God Says So…
God did not gloss over the challenges that lay ahead for David. He wanted him to be alert. His mind had to be sharp as he faced Saul's relentless pursuit. He could not afford to let down his guard.