“Psalm 23.vs 5 You prepare a table before me, in the presence of my enemies”
I find I’m pondering over this… I’m guessing like you that it’s a food table here, that the writer meant God would be the chef. So now I’m wondering about a food table, right in front of my enemies! Sounds great!
But wait a minute! Enemies? I don’t have any of those! I’m a good person, and even when I’m not being so good, I’m not so bad as to have anyone want to be my enemy.
No enemies right? Have fun comparing having a feast made by God Himself, amidst friends only, with having ‘enemies’ around, or at least ‘frienemies’
I’m thinking it would be a whole lot more fun to have enemies around though.
Scriptures say I have enemies, I better believe that. They even insinuate that there may be enemies among my family members, so who am I to say I have none? Some intentional, some accidental, some clueless, and some simply envious.
Whichever way I made my enemies, I believe I have them, and it’s OK, cos I’m gonna need them around when my table is set.
They are my audience; They are my stepping stones to success; My enemies are my ultimate push to greatness. I need them to grow.
And when God’s done with me, I need them to be around and watch me dine at this table.
Written by Bisola Olowolabayaki