Ps 23:5 - "You have anointed my head with oil;…" NASU
In this passage the shepherd has anointed the sheep's head with oil.
What are the benefits of anointing the sheep's head with oil?
The sheep will follow the shepherd because they can hear and know his voice, but if the sheep develops an ear infection, the true shepherd's voice will not sound the same.
The end result of a sheep with an ear infection is the sheep will not follow his master because his voice sounds like a stranger.
If the sheep wanders away from his shepherd, this can very easily lead to his death.
Therefore, a shepherd will rub olive oil mixed with sulfur into the ears of the sheep for protection against insects and the diseases that come with an infection.
Therefore, it is extremely important that we sheep have our head's anointed to maintain the ability to hear and know the true shepherd's voice.
This is why I have been saying for 35 years to read your Bible. The Word of God is able to anoint your ears and keep you safe from the evil one. Do yourself a favor and stay immersed in the Word of God.
Think On This:
The person who looks up to God rarely looks down on people.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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