But “he who glories, let him glory in the Lord.” 18 For not he who commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

2 Corinthians 10:17-18

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Psalm 23:5

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.

Psalm 23:5

Trust in Jesus and accept His invitation.

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We need to keep Israel in prayer, now more than ever!

God blesses those that bless Israel!

We also need to pray for the people of Guam!

And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

Mark 16:15 

Jesus * Said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: No one comes to the Father but though Me.

John 14:6

Reverend Neal K. Cartin


Let us turn from sin and towards GOD!

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