Psalm 23:5 says “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies…” This is one of the most encouraging lines in the Psalm. Even in the midst of persecution, even when surrounded by enemies, the Psalmist believes that God will set a table for him. There is something incredible comforting about that imagery. Tables are naturally a place of peace, and joy, they symbolize provision. And the Psalmist believes that even when surrounded by enemies, God can set a table for him there.