Psalm 23:5 says, You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Good morning, I hope you are enjoying your coffee this morning. This morning I decided to add French Vanilla in my coffee. As I sit here looking out of the window in my kitchen as the branches on the trees are blowing in the wind. Such a crisp morning.
This morning I want to share with you my experiences with this scripture we have here in our devotion this morning. When I was in my 30’s I really didn’t understand what this verse really meant. Although my mother taught it to me and my siblings the whole chapter of Psalm 23 at the age of ten. She always told us that when we are afraid to always say this scripture in its entirety and the fear will leave us immediately. And boy was mom right, off all the scriptures in the bible this one was my go to theme.
Now to the present time. When I pray and ask God to move in a situation how many of you know that it’s in God’s timing? This is what I want to ask you guys, “do you feel sorry for the people who God is dealing with on your behalf?” Let me explain a little more so you know what I am saying.
I had some people at work treat me unfairly. My work was questioned all the time. They even told me that I had an attitude problem. Why is it that when you don’t act like the world the first thing people say is that you have an attitude problem? I told them I don’t have an attitude problem I have standards. I couldn’t believe that I was experiencing this again after just going through this in 2018. I did what I also do and that is pray. While I was praying God was working. One day when I went into work the office machines stopped working, they called a technician in and he could not get the machines to work.
No matter what management did nothing worked, I saw the frustration on their faces and heard it in their voices. They couldn’t understand how could a brand new machine not work properly. It was at that moment that I started feeling sorry for them. Now you might think or ask why would you feel sorry for them when God is taking care of your enemies? True, they are my enemies but God tells me to be humble.
The very ones who questioned me started treating me like you should treat any human being with kindness and respect.” It reminds me of the story of how God departed the Red Sea for Moses. Moses didn’t jump up and down and say, yeah that’s what you get Pharaoh. When God prepares a table for us in the presence of our enemies we are to be humble and pray for mercy for their souls. We aren’t to be proud or puffed up. For the moment we start gloating the Lord will remove His hands off our enemies.
It’s about the Salvation Of the Lord at work. Have a Blessed Saturday.