Our soul waits for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.…
I. THE SUBJECT OF THE EXERCISE — "our soul." Not our souls, but "our soul." Believers are said to be "of one soul." Drops of water brought into contact will run into one. So with the souls of God's people.
II. THE EXERCISE ITSELF — waiting for the Lord. It includes conviction, desire, hope, patience.
III. THE ENCOURAGEMENT GIVEN — "He is our help and our shield."
1. Their help. They need aid, and know their need.
2. Their shield, to defend from all the power of the adversary both from without and within.
Parallel VersesKJV: Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.