Oil and Sheep and God

God Gold of the Day

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oilmy cup overflows.”

-Psalm 23:5

My good buddy Cory sent me some pretty awesome God Gold the other day and I couldn’t help but share it with you. I’ve always heard this verse and the phrase, “anoint my head with oil” and I always thought it had something to do with David being king and getting anointed with oil is something they do before one becomes king. In other ways I know some pastors and different people anoint others with oil to pray over them, pray healing over them from sickness, different things like that. Honestly at the end of the day, I read this and have no clue what it really means or the complete AWESOMENESS of what it means. I’ll go ahead and shut up now so you can dig into this piece of gold. I pray it brings you into a closer relationship and deeper love for God in every single way.

“Anoint my head with oil 

Sheep can get their head caught in briers and die trying to get untangled. There are horrid little flies that like to torment sheep by laying eggs in their nostrils which turn into worms and drive the sheep to beat their head against a rock, sometimes to death. Their ears and eyes are also susceptible to tormenting insects. 

So the shepherd anoints their whole head with oil. Then there is peace. That oil forms a barrier of protection against the evil that tries to destroy the sheep. Do you have times of mental torment? Do the worrisome thoughts invade your mind over and over? Do you beat your head against a wall trying to stop them? Have you ever asked God to anoint your head with oil? He has an endless supply! 

His oil protects and makes it possible for you to fix your heart, mind, and eyes on Him today and always! There is peace in the valley! May our good good Father anoint your head with oil today so that your cup overflows with blessings! God is good and He is faithful!!! -Author Unknown” 

Pretty awesome right??? David speaks Psalm 23 describing what he knows from his days as a shepherd. In this Psalm, God is the shepherd and we are the sheep. Thank God for anointing our heads with oil! Protecting us from the evil surrounding us that is always seeking a way to get inside of hearts and minds! He is GOOD!! He is FAITHFUL!!! And He is God!!! Our shepherd that always watches out and helps His sheep!


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24 year old dude with not a clue what he's doing but God's grace continues to amaze me! Current Seminary student, avid adventure seeker, and getting married to the most humble, weird, and beautiful girl on the planet! Wasted a lot of years living what I thought was the "good life", then Christ showed me what living really is. I pray that my story can somehow help in whatever way possible, to give encouragement and hope that Christ can do the same with you.

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