A Humanist perspective on what we can learn about what is morality from the Bible.
2 Samuel 9: The son of Jonathon is found
David asks his servants to go find and see if any of Jonathon’s family are alive. They find his son Mephibosheth, the one that was lame, is found. David restores to Mephibosheth Saul’s land and house. He puts Ziba (Saul’s servant) in charge and has Mephibosheth live with David in his house. But everyone who lived in Ziba’s house – were servants to Mephibosheth.
In other words:
David finds Jonathon’s son and treats him like royalty.
2 Samuel 8: “And he (Mephibosheth) bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?” I like that he has no idea why the King is being so nice to him.
2nd favorite bit:
2 Samuel 9:12 Mephibosheth has a young son. Here is a lame man who is taken in and treated like royalty – and he is even able to start his own family.