Psalm 23:5 “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.”
Despite the dangers around and the presence of enemies, the guest enjoyed the richness of his host’s goodness. He was refreshed by a head anointed with oil, a symbol of honor; his cup was over-filled.
He was not served leftovers, but was abundantly given the best food in the house.
This is a picture of how God wants to be toward us- Satisfaction, significance, and security are all abundantly supplied to the believer by God, as indicated by the imagery of the hospitable host. He wants to enjoy fellowshipping with us, show us how gracious and generous He is, and take care of us.
“Abba, how amazing You are! Gracious and overwhelmingly good, I sometimes struggle with the thought of how good You have been to me, even when I didn’t deserve it. Continue to change me Lord, so that my life will not bring any shame to Your Name, but will only bring You glory. Let my life reflect Whose I am, by the power that is at work in me. In Jesus’ Name I pray, amen.”
(Part 9 of a series)