Psalm 23 (7)

Verse 5 of Psalm 23 says, “Lord, you prepared my table in front of my enemies. You poured oil on my head. My cup is full and spilling over.” A good shepherd makes sure that his sheep have enough to eat. If the sheep do not have enough to eat, they will become sick and weak. The shepherd wants his sheep to be happy and satisfied.
In Bible times, it was important for the owner of the house to make a visitor feel welcome. He might have a servant pour oil on the person’s head. The owner of the house would also make sure that the visitor had plenty to eat and drink.
In the same way, God gives us many good things. God blesses us each day. He gives us food to eat and a place to live. God gives us our family and friends. But most importantly, God gives us salvation through His Son, Jesus. God wants every person to accept Jesus as their Savior.
Take time to thank God for the many ways He blesses you every day.