He Is Able!
Ps.23:5 (MSG) “You serve me a six-course dinner right in front of my enemies.”
We begin today’s devotional with our final thought from yesterday; it is both an instruction and a warning. Do not mistake enemy friendliness for loyalty. The fact that someone that was previously an enemy is now smiling and friendly, does not mean the person is loyal to you! The person is smiling because he or she cannot do anything to stop the table God has prepared for you. The only thing he or she can do is to smile and wait for an opportunity. But they will not find one in Jesus Name. After Jacob left the house of Laban, Laban went after him angrily and he said, “It was in my power to do you wrong [no it is not], but the God of your father appeared to me and warned me.”
Laban was friendly to Jacob but was Laban loyal to Jacob? Laban was friendly to Jacob because he did not have a choice. God will paralyze all your enemies, they will not have a choice but to be friendly. But be wise; do not mistake friendliness for loyalty. Laban said, “It was in my power to do you harm…”; God will bury everyone that claims your life is in their hands if they refuse to repent, in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. If they do not repent God will paralyze them. However, not all of them need to be buried.
Ps.23:5 (MSG, with emphasis) “You serve me a six-course dinner right in front of my enemies.” – Jehovah-Ephizzy! I did not know six-course dinners existed, I thought there were only three-course dinners. If God serves a three-course dinner, has He not done well? But because He has to “over-do” [slang for go overboard, being lavish] He serves a six-course dinner, eat until your joy is full and overflowing. In the presence of your enemies, God will serve you a six-course dinner. Giving your life to and committing to God is not foolishness. Those acting foolishly are the people who have refused to give their lives to and commit to this God. As for me, my resolve is I would rather be with God than anywhere else. There is no place I would rather be than with God, dwelling in His presence.
News flash! God will not kill all your enemies! Say Amen because it is also a prayer. In fact, God will preserve a lot of them not just a few. Some will actually die but a lot more will not. Why would God not just kill all your enemies? It is to show you that He is BIGGER than your enemies and to prove that He, God Almighty, is on your side.
Prayer: Father, You alone are a shield for me, the Glory and the Lifter up of my head. I have total confidence in You and in Your ability, in Jesus Name. Amen