The Anointing

The Anointing

Psalm 23: 5b, “You anoint my head with oil;”

[Shepherds put oil on the heads of their sheep to keep away pesky insects, to heal wounds, to refresh and so when the sheep butt heads, they will slide by and not be badly injured.

Oil here can represent many things: the Holy Spirit, protection, blessing and healing. You, Lord, provide for us all these blessings and more in your gracious giving, pouring out continually from your unending, inexhaustible store of riches.

As it says in Ephesians 1:2 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who HAS blessed us with All spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians goes on to detail some of these blessings:

–He chose us before the foundation of the world.

–He has made us holy and without blame before Him in love.

–He predestined us to be adopted as His children.

–It was His good pleasure to adopt us.

–We are accepted in the Beloved, Christ.

–In Him we have redemption through His blood.

–We have the forgiveness of ours sins according to the riches of His endless grace.

— And in 1 Peter 1:3 it says, “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life….” ]


Truly He is the God of Blessing. May we continually rejoice in His goodness to us!