March 5, God’s Blessing
Today’s reading: Psalms 21-25
“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows” - Psalm 23:5.
God will bless you, but He won’t always isolate you when He does. He will bless you in full view of those who opposed, persecuted and criticized you. What’s more, your anointing will also be in their presence, similar to how it was with Daniel. God blessed Daniel, but it was in Babylon, far away from his home and culture. We read in Daniel 1:18-20,
At the end of the time set by the king to bring them into his service, the chief official presented them to Nebuchadnezzar. The king talked with them, and he found none equal to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah; so they entered the king’s service. In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom.
Are you willing to have God use you in your own Babylon, wherever that may be? Are you willing to have your anointing devoted to bless and help those who may not be part of God’s people?