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Psalm 23 Jan. 11 A Psalm by David.  1Yahweh is my shepherd: I shall be in need of nothing. 2He makes me lie down in green meadows, He leads me beside still waters. 3He restores my soul, He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. 4Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and staff, they comfort me. 5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil, My cup runs over. 6Surely goodness and grace shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in Yahweh’s house forever.   


23:5 A table before me in the presence of my enemies- Sometimes in the depths of despair God will provide an amazing grace to us; and He did this when David fled from his own son through the wilderness, and Barzillai unexpectedly laid out a feast table for David in the semi-desert (2 Sam. 17:27-29). This act of kindness transformed the dry terrain into “green meadows” for David (:2). Our thoughtful grace to others can do the same for them.