RE Verse reading–Psalm 23, Psalm 27:1-5, Psalm 116:1-9, Matthew 6:25-33 (day three) “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies” (23:5) I am finally reconciled to the fact. There will be enemies. David had them. Every leader does. People who oppose. People who criticize. Sometimes for valid reasons. Sometimes not. But God continues to provide what we need despite the fact that some people are not happpy with us. God’s word has clear commands. “Refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing they produce quarrels. (don’t show up for every controversy!). The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome (don’t let things get personal!) but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition” (2 Timothy 2:23-25) These words describe the way Jesus faced opposition. The only way that we will be able to follow His example is to know with certainty that the Lord will provide what we need. . .even when our enemies are present.