Psalm 23 – A Prepared Table

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies…” – Psalm 23:5a NKJV

“What if your Shepherd did for you what the shepherd did for his flock? Suppose He dealt with your enemy, the devil, and prepared for you a safe place of nourishment? What would you say if I told you he has done exactly that?”

– Max Lucado, “Traveling Light”

“It is not always apparent to us what tremendous personal cost it has been for Christ to prepare the table for His own. Just as the lonely, personal privation of the sheepman who prepares the summer range for his flock entails sacrifice, so the lonely agony of Gethsemane, of Pilate’s hall, of Calvary, have cost my Master so much. When I come to the Lord’s Table and partake of the communion service which is a feast of thanksgiving for His love and care, do I fully appreciate what it has cost Him to prepare this table for me?”

– W. Phillip Keller, “A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23″

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, 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…” – Psalm 23:1-5a NKJV

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