You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. (Psalm 23:5 NIV)
God always rewards His servants in public, and I believe that He does it even more so for their enemies to see. By enemies, I mean people who do the devil’s bidding (News flash: yes, they exist!). In today’s passage, David gives us a glimpse of what it is that God wanted his enemies to see: David being the honored guest at God’s banquet where he is not only protected and provided for but also blessed! Imagine being invited to dine with the Queen of England! You would be the envy and the talk of the town. This is the picture I get when I think of Psalm 23:5. David is having a meal with Israel’s true King while his enemies look on with envy and jealousy.
I don’t know who or what the devil has used against you, but let me just encourage you today that God always makes wrong things right. And He always does so in a way that everyone can see it, even the people who hurt you. God’s favor and blessing is on your life and it’s only a matter of time before others see it too. Just as God reminded David of his position in God’s kingdom, He wants to remind you of yours, “God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:6-7). And as someone who is seated with the King of kings, don’t you ever stoop low to the enemy who is trying to drag you down. After all, he always wanted that seat of honor. So keep calm and stay royal.