You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
How does the picture of God throwing a feast fit into your typical view of God?
As Matt pointed out in the session, all of verse 5 builds to an overwhelming vision of God’s delight in his people, one we often struggle to incorporate in to our own views of God. It’s easier to think of God as a distant judge—one who gives us rules to live by and who doles out punishment when we come up short. But that’s not the picture of God we receive here in Psalm 23. If you belong to the Lord’s flock, he delights in you today.
What’s one way the truth that God delights in you here and now could change how you approach your relationship with him today?
Sometimes it is difficult to say along with David “my cup overflows.” Jesus said that he came that we may have abundant life.
In what ways do you struggle with feeling like God is distant? In what ways do you experience the feast David is talking about? How can we say along with David “my cup overflows” even in the midst of our enemies as well as in the valley?