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A Table in the Presence of Enemies
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
The psalmist tells us that God sets a table before you in the presence of your enemies. Usually, the richness of the table set before you when you are a guest depends on how rich your host is. So you can imagine the kind of table God sets before those who are his own children.
Let's examine this statement. Normally, you wouldn't set a table in the presence of enemies. (Indeed some would hardly like to set their table in front of their friends not to talk of enemies). Obviously your enemies would love to deprive you of your feast and steal it from you, but God demonstrates his absolute power in that he is able to set a table for you in the midst of your enemies and they can do nothing except gaze enviously.
The degree to which you can gain from God's word depends on how you read it. The bible tells us that "Those who know their God will be strong and do exploits".
"But the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits" (Daniel xi. 32).
In the Book of Daniel the three leaders Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego chose to serve God irrespective of the command of King Nebuchadnezzar and the threat of death. Rather they said whether or not God chose to save them, they would not bow before the King.
What an incredible scene - can you picture it? Your enemies are in shock. They were sure God was going to strike you down for your failures. They were prepared to stand over you gloating, as you fell into destruction. Yet now they have been ordered to watch as you feast on food served by God himself. They're forced to observe how the Lord serves you, feeds you and anoints you with the oil of joy and gladness.