Here’s the thing you have to know… whether you believe it or not, there is a real devil and he is opposed to you simply because God values you and wants you in His forever family. The devil and his imps are your enemies.
Here’s the other thing you need to know… They may be your enemies, but God is the Good Shepherd and your enemies are no match for Him. It’s not even close… not even a competition. The devil is not the equal opposite of God. He is a defeated enemy gasping for his last breath.
So when David writes about God as the Ultimate Shepherd in Psalm 23, he writes from an experienced perspective. David was a shepherd… a shepherd who provided for, pointed and protected his sheep. He defeated lions and bears with sling, stick and bare hands. So he didn’t mind taking his sheep out each day and making sure they had a good meal right in the area where enemies lurked… because he knew how to handle those enemies.
And God knows perfectly well how to vanquish your enemies. I like God’s moxey… His bravado… His flair for thumbing His nose in the face of the enemy. David says that God basically sets the table for a feast, makes us the guest of honor and blesses us… right in front of our enemies. And they can’t do a single thing about it because He’s standing right there beside us, ever vigilant!
So eat in peace today. Enjoy God’s blessings today. Let God honor you today as you stay close to Him. Don’t let the enemy give you an ounce of worry or concern. God is showing His enemies that this is how He blesses those who belong to Him. They can skulk around the perimeter and watch you be blessed and honored, but they can’t keep it from happening.
JoAnna Gaines made a sign on one of the “Fixer Upper” TV shows which read, “It’s a good day for a good day.” I would tweak it to say, “It’s a good day to belong to the Good Shepherd!” Today, let Him prepare for you a feast, an honor and a blessing!