Psalm 35:11 Oppose my opponents, Yahveh; fight those who fight me.
Psalm 35:2 Take your shield and standing shield and come to my aid.
Psalm 35:3 Draw the spear and double axe against those who chase after me, and tell my soul: “I am your rescue.”
Recently my family started playing a board game with some peculiar characteristics. The players draw cards which identify the race, class, and powers they have. But some of the cards give the players extra strength capacities. Some cards add another person to the player’s team, and the player then gets all the special strengths of the added assistant.
David is talking about the extra strengths he has because God is fighting on his team. Instead of the protection of one shield, God provides two (2). Instead of the attack force of one weapon, God provides two (3). In addition, God provides motivational support by reminding David that he is his rescue (3).
Lord, thank you for strengthening us as you join us in the fight.
1 superscription: Of David.