[From June 28, 2012]
"O LORD, my Lord, my strong deliverer, you have covered my head in the day of battle."
I have just finished watching the 2nd season of the medieval series, "Game of Thrones." The final episodes had an epic battle. Land & sea forces. Flaming arrows. Flashing swords. Catapults. Rocks. Boiling oil. The whole nine yards.
The sea forces came to shore via smaller row boats. Once on land, the soldiers flipped their boats & carried it over their heads to protect them from the flying arrows, rocks, oil, etc. It enabled them to approach the castle and begin their assault. That "shield" was invaluable to those soldiers. Individual shields & helmets also helped protect a soldiers' head - a very important component of staying alive in battle!
Psalm 140, attributed to David, was written by a soldier. David was intimately familiar with the intricacies of battle. He would have known the importance of head protection. And that's why he attributed that component to the LORD. "You have covered my head in the day of battle." God doesn't prevent us from having to face "battles" in life. But He does give us vital protection in the midst of our struggles. Amen to that!