The Good Shepherd- Verse 5
Psalm 23:1-6 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
I. A dramatic shift occurs
v 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
II. You Prepare a Table
Prepares: arak to arrange & set in order(ordain) paying fine attention to detail.
Psalm 34:10 Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the LORD will lack no good thing.
Song of Songs 2:4 He escorts me to the banquet hall; it’s obvious how much he loves me.
III…in the Presence of my enemies
“Because we have such a capable shepherd we are able to FEAST WHEN OUR ENEMIES ARE PRESENT.
Romans 8:17 Since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.
2 Timothy 3:12 Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
IV. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
1. The Oil is for healing!
2. The Oil is for De-bugging
3. The Oil establishes purpose…..
Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the LORD’s favor has come.”
V. my cup overflows.
Keep fork in hand.
Psalm 81:10 Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it