Psalm 23:5 says that God prepares a table in the presence of my enemies. A new revelation came this morning from this verse because I realize that a table is a place of communion, of being with those that we love, bringing them into our lives. It is a place of vulnerability, a place of connection.
Why would I want that when I’m surrounded by enemies? Well it’s not the enemy we will dine with. We are in their presence but it is the Father who desires to dine with us. When we are surrounded by our enemies the Father desires us to commune with Him, to connect with him. So in that moment that you feel surrounded by your enemies look to the one seated at the table with you and His desire to connect and be known by you.
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord