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An Overflowing Cup

By Dan Qurollo

Burke CountyDan Qurollo Burke County Morganton Baptist Church


We often tend to think of God’s blessing solely in terms of physical blessings and fail to consider the many intangible blessings we have received. Furthermore, we often praise God for what He has done and seldom consider who He is. Without a doubt, we have been greatly blessed.

In the well-known Psalm 23, David described the provision of the sheep by the shepherd. Using an image with which he was undoubtedly quite familiar, David applied that which he knew to the loving provision of the Good Shepherd. He wrote in Psalm 23:5, “Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.” Rather than understanding this as a literal table, it is better understood as a tableland on the top of a mountain. The shepherd diligently prepared the land by ensuring anything harmful would be removed. Shepherds would anoint the head of the sheep to prevent the sheep from being bothered by troublesome flies and insects. David then acknowledged, “my cup runneth over.” David realized he had been lavishly blessed.

When we approach this time of year, it is often difficult to narrow things down to a simple testimony. We struggle to do so because we know that we have been that blessed. We can certainly echo with David that our cup is running over because God has lavishly blessed us.

As you approach Thanksgiving, let me challenge you to ponder the blessings of God beyond the tangible. Consider the blessings God has given you that money cannot buy. Ponder the wonderful salvation with which you have been blessed.  The more you ponder, the more you will realize how much your cup truly overflows.


Dan Qurollo is the pastor of Morganton Baptist Church. You can visit them online at, on Facebook, or on Youtube.

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