Food for ThoughtPsalm 23:5 My Cup Runs Over
Food for Thought
An all-creatures.org Guide to Kingdom Living

By Marni Montanez

Psalm 23:5 New King James Version

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.

God delights in blessing His children.  The table referred to here represents the life God has given us and how it is prepared with goodness by our Creator.

Jeremiah 29:11 New International Version

11 For I know the plans I have for you,Ē declares the Lord, ďplans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

A table God prepares is going to be excellent and perfect; prepared with love because God is love.

1 John 4:8 New International Version (NIV)

8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

His Son is the supreme blessing and yet He orchestrates ways to continue showing us favor each day. When God presents His table, He does not hide it from the enemy. He openly and boldly displays His goodness.

Although Satanís plan is to destroy us, Godís plan will always prevail and our enemy will see us blessed and eating the pure delights from our Fatherís table.

The oil of anointing represents the presence of the Holy Spirit. The scripture says:

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners.

Acts 10:38

"You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

A cup running over is a portrait of Godís open heart toward us.   Nothing compares to experiencing His glorious presence or knowing the intimacy of His internal peace; it is a heavenly richness that earth does not have.

Challenge:   Receive what God is offering.  As we rest and wait upon Him we can expect to be showered with His blessings.

God bless you

Marni

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lamb-rightThe purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.