You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
-Shepherds do many things to prepare healthy pastures and provide safe feeding places for their sheep.
-They meticulously remove poisonous plants from the pastures, pour lubricating oils around the snake holes, so that they cannot come out of their holes and bite, injure, poison or perhaps kill the sheep, etc.
-Shepherds also fertilize the pastures for the benefit of the next crop of nutritious grasses.
-They avoid and fight off bears, lions, wild dogs and other predators along the way, in the pastures and around the sheep pens.
-Our Great Shepherd also protects us and provides for both our physical food through His vast creation and spiritual food through His Word.
-What a wonderful and loving Shepherd He is to us to provide for our life and godliness!