“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.” (Psa 23:5)
I love Psalm 23 because when I return to this psalm for refreshment, I repeat each line numerous times, letting it come to life in my imagination, as the Holy Spirit ministers it to me. It is fresh and gives life. I encourage you to do the same, repeat, imagine, listen, feel, until engaging with scripture becomes a divine encounter.
This verse is another example of the service of God to his creation, He prepares a table for us, He anoints our head with oil, He fills our cup till it is overflowing. The Lord prepares a table for us. He anticipates our arrival, lays out the feast, eagerly imagining our delight as we partake. The goodness of God is beyond my comprehension.
This feast happens in the very presence of our enemies. To me this speaks of victory over the schemes and plans of those who would undermine, hurt or overcome us.
The Lord has led us to victory. We have followed Him through the valley and come out changed. Our enemies cannot reach us at the feast, because we are wiser; we have yielded to the one who leads us through trouble, and found ourselves free!