Hope, Consecration and Abundance!
In the middle
of my favorite Psalm there is a verse that can be summed up with 3 words.
According to the Reformation Study Bible the Lord treats the Psalmist as an
honored guest in this portion of the psalm. The Lord has provided for David and
it is a wonderful example of how He will provide for us; and it should be noted
that it pertains to both life and godliness. We just have to accept Jesus into
our hearts and make Him Lord and Savior over our life and we too can have what
the Lord provided for David. That my friends, is called hope and that’s what we
have when we give our lives to Jesus; we have hope; a hope in the here and now
as well as a future hope.
It is recorded
in the Bible that Samuel anointed David as king; which was a pledge of further
favor (Matthew Henry Commentary). In this case God anoints his head with oil
which is a blessing bestowed upon David. We, as Christians, are heirs to that
same blessing. Anointing some one’s head with oil is an act of consecration; to
make or declare sacred, to set apart and dedicate to service of God, to make
something or someone an object of veneration or honor. Can you imagine this
honor being bestowed upon you as a Christian?
Lastly, “my cup
runs over” speaks to the abundance of the provision from our Provider. It is
not just enough to say that the psalmist here just gets enough to get by , it’s
an over abundance overflowing. In other words there is enough for you and your
family and even your friends; a plentiful bounty both in food and drink and in
blessings; a plentiful bounty for our life now and for our life to come. This
verse speaks of the plentiful bounty for our bodies and our souls; blessings of
health and prosperity along with blessings of the spiritual gifts.
If we don’t
experience what the Lord has in store for us with these blessings, we have no
one to blame but ourselves. God made our salvation so simple, will you accept
His invitation today, and are you ready for the blessings God wishes to bestow
upon you? He who seeks shall find.
You prepare a table before me in the
presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Trust in Jesus and accept His