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The Shepherd’s Psalm Part 3 (Chinese/English)


5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.


This psalm becomes more beautiful as it goes along, Not only is the Lord our Shepherd and our guide, He is our provider.

He provides us with everything we need, I am reminded of the beautiful verses in Ephesians 1: 3-14, where every spiritual blessing that God has made available to us, is laid out like on a table.

God not only blesses and provides for us, He does it right in the middle of a doubting and disbelieving world. In the middle of persecution, in the middle of trial, right in front of the enemies’ eyes, God lays out His blessings to us.

He anoints our head, remember David being anointed by Samuel to be king, He anoints us because we are kings and priests in His kingdom, we are God’s children, His special possession.

Our cup overflows and so it should, we have the blessing of God on our lives, we have feasted at the Master’s table, this is to remind us that one day, we will sit down at the marriage supper of the Lamb.

Provision is for now. oh yes, but one day, there will be a time, when we feast WITH our Lord. He prepares the table for us, He knows exactly what we need, it’s glorious to know that our Shepherd, does this for us.

Noonday Devotion

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


We are His sheep, the sheep of His pasture, we have followed Him here on earth, we have seen the goodness and the mercy of God, throughout our daily lives, they have been new every morning Lam 3:22-23 .
我们是他的羊,他牧场的羊,我们已经在这全地跟随他,我们已经在每天的生活中,看到了神的恩惠慈爱,每个早晨都是新的。耶利米哀歌 3:22-23

We have this promise, but it is not just for heaven. Because we have the Lord as our Shepherd, His goodness and His mercy, will follow us, or chase after us, all the days of our earthly life. We will DWELL in God’s house, not just on earth, but also more gloriously in Heaven, this is the important and precious promise, for all those who can say the Lord is my Shepherd.

If you can say the first line of the psalm with confidence, then you can undoubtedly say the last line of the psalm with a powerful and unshakeable confidence. One day, we will see our Savior, we will be with Him for eternity, we will dwell in the house of the Lord, forever and we will say:

Glory and honor and power belong to the Shepherd and Redeemer of our Souls.

Hallelujah, what a Savior !

About Keith H

Hello everyone, my name is Keith or kk. I am a christian writer and teacher living in Nanjing China Teaching both online and in person, Have several students. Am married to a wonderful chinese lady called Helen with a beautiful 27 year old daughter called sherry, she is a ba in fine arts from brandon university in Canada

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One comment

  1. He certainly is a Savior, and a King and Rock, and our everything!
    Nice job Keith.
    Amen and God Bless~

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