You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.
The ways by which God's outward blessings are abused, are principally two.
2. Vanity. They are abused when they are made serviceable and occasional unto any iniquity. I will give you some special instances for this —
(1) When we make our plenty the ground of an idle and unprofitable life; to live without any calling and employment, as if Divine goodness in any kind were a discharge from all industry.
(2) When we consecrate, nay, that word is not fit, when we embezzle, God's bounty and mercies to luxury and drunkenness.
3. A third sin is loftiness.
4. A fourth sin unto which God's plenty may be and is abused is carnal confidence.
5. A fifth sin is covetousness and love of the world. But I proceed to the second way wherein men do abuse the plenty of God's goodness to them, namely, to vanity; and that is two fold, either of —
(O. Sedgwick, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.