Psalm 7 – My Shield is With YHWH

Psalm 7 is full of ugly, violent language:  swords, bows, arrows, plunder, trample.  However, in the middle of all this chaos David declares, “My shield is with YHWH!”  

Using poetic devices and chiastic structure, David creates a safe place for himself and us behind YHWH in the midst of death.  

It is not our righteousness that has earned us a place of safety, but YHWH’s.  And because YHWH is steadfast, we can walk confidently in our deliverance from whatever enemy we are facing.

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