The Lord’s Table before Our Enemies

Psalm 23:5, You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

All around us our enemies try to persuade us how God “doesn’t exist,” they mock our Lord Christ, they twist and misinterpret Scripture for their evil agendas, they redefine sin and even outright reject the reality of sin. Why they are so hostile toward a God they claim doesn’t exist is a mystery; they belong to the Devil. They already crucified our Lord, so now all they can do is hate us and annoy us with their incessant blabbering.

In their presence, Christ prepares His table with His body and blood for us to partake for the forgiveness of sins. This drives our enemies crazy. Their irrational unbelief cannot stand our reasonable faith. Let them hate us. Let their hatred screech as banshees of the Devil. For what can they do against Christ’s Church? They can mock, criticise, misunderstand, even persecute, but Christ’s Church shall always stand.

Let us never be afraid, then. Let us continually gather before the Lord’s Table as their screeches accomplish nothing. For at the Table Christ prepares forgiveness as a foretaste oof the greater Feast to come; and let us continue baptising as He anoints our heads with holy oil and overflows our cup with His Spirit of mercy.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close