Psalms 118:5-7 (ANIV)
5 In my anguish I cried to the Lord,
and he answered by setting me free.
6 The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me?
7 The Lord is with me; he is my helper.
I will look in triumph on my enemies.
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Ambient light from above
Psalm 118 is an example of a psalm of Thanksgiving, which describe a situation of distress & how God delivered the psalmist.
The phrase “What can man do to me?” is the key to this very early cartoon. I imagined one man threatening another, who is aware of his predicament, but not too concerned, as he trusts in the Lord. In a sense, although one man can thump another, he can not do anything to the other’s soul: he can not harm the inner man. Though our outer bodies can be killed, our soul’s final resting place is only subject to God; it is beyond anyone’s power to affect, except His.