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January 24, 2024

A FEAST IN THE PRESENCE OF MY ENEMIES


TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings.

Psalms 23:5 NLT

 

TODAY’S THOUGHT

David was called and anointed by God to be the next king of Israel. The prophet Samuel had declared David to be the next king of Israel. But it took approximately 15 years for that anointing to become reality. The present king was not willing step down from the throne with its privileges, power, and resources. The present king spent years trying to kill David.


Yet during the entire time David refused to kill the king or do harm to him or his family. As a result of David’s attitude toward King Saul, David could write these words with integrity.


God blessed David in the very presence of his enemy. God honored David by anointing him and blessing him. God could do these things for David because David kept his heart right before God.


Other people can say things about me. They can physically and verbally attack me. But they cannot force me to hate them. That is a choice I make.


Years ago when I was going through a difficult time in ministry, I asked my father for counsel. His first words were, “Son, you have to keep your heart right before God. If you keep your heart right, then God and time will prove out the truth.”


Those were wise words. I’ve tried to live by those words throughout my life. There are good people who will disagree with the way I do things. But if I keep my heart right, God and time will always prove out the truth.

 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Holy Spirit help me guard my heart. Help my attitude to be such that in the tough times God can “prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies.” Help me to have enough peace in my heart that I can eat a feast while others are attacking.

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chermyworld
chermyworld
1月24日

Lord, I want to praise and please you.

I know that you are forever committed to your words

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I want a right heart before God.

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