Pull Up a Chair

“You make ready a table for me in front of my haters: you put oil on my head; my cup is overflowing” (Ps. 23:5, BBE, emphasis mine).

Biblically, oil represents the Holy Spirit. In Bible stories, God would show that He was choosing a leader for His people by oil poured on their head. The anointing oil was a visual cue of His presence and favor now marking that life for His service.

With that in mind, we read our verse for today with a new perspective. We learn what God does for us when we are facing difficult battles. Have you become aware of the “haters” in the spiritual realm that really, really don’t like you? Scripture defines them for us as “spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Eph. 6:12, NKJV). Haters is a perfect term for them. That’s what they do. They detest you and me because we were created in God’s image, and they detest Him.

So what does Daddy do for us when those haters are waging a battle against us? Recently we talked about how He spreads out a banquet and invites us to feast with Him. Today, let’s add this to our meditation. “You put oil on my head.” He pours Holy Spirit on us. Once we Continue reading Pull Up a Chair