Ziba, Mephibosheth’s servant, thought he was the sly one for taking his master’s goods, giving them to David in his hour of need, and claiming Mephibosheth had stayed in Jerusalem because he was loyal to the traitor. But when David returned, Mephibosheth swept away his estate. “Let Ziba take it all,” he said—as long as the King is here. The proof of his loyal heart? He offered the evidence of his disinterest in personal things, as if time had stopped until the King returned.