Psalm 23:5-6 (NKJV) 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.
These verses reflect the happiness and hope of the Shepherd’s heart. It promises a bounty of harvest in times of great distress. The outcome of the tragedy will result in intense happiness, fruitfulness, fullness, and great joy. This psalm spoke of God’s promise to Israel for physical blessings. But this psalm also looks forward to the time when Israel will be spiritually blessed. This is God’s promise to us as well, He promises us spiritual blessings through the anointing of the Holy Spirit, who equips us with all spiritual blessings in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Without Jesus we cannot face life today. Christ is our victory and He is our joy. Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full” (John 15:9-11 NKJV). Jesus wants our joy to be full. It reminds me of a little girl who said, “Lord, fill up my cup. I can’t hold very much, but I can run over a whole lot.” Oh, how we as Christians needs to be a cup that is overflowing constantly with the love and joy of Jesus Christ our Savior. This is what we ought to be doing as we follow Christ from the green pastures and the still waters to the Father’s house. Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:2-3 NKJV). We are like simple minded sheep, we need constant care, and thanks to the mercies and grace of God, we have a wonderful Shepherd who watches over us. My friend, can you say with all your heart, “The LORD is my shepherd”? If you can, then all the wonderful promises of this psalm are yours. If Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd, who gave His life for the sheep, is your Lord and Savior, then this psalm is for you.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.