You have given a banner to them that fear you, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
I. AS A POINT OF UNION. When Christ is preached, when the banner is raised, His people gather around it and follow it. All true Christians are an army gathered under the same banner, to fight against common enemies — the world, the flesh, and the devil.
II. AS A SOURCE OF ENCOURAGEMENT. We know the dismay and discouragement which often follow when a standard-bearer fainteth. Whereas the sight of their colours floating in the air gladdens and inspirits the troops. Hence we learn that the believer, in his Christian warfare, is to gather strength and courage, by continually "looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith," etc. In all his difficulties and trials, the believer is to "consider Him that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself," etc.
III. AS A TERROR TO THE ENEMIES OF THE LORD'S PEOPLE. This follows, by necessary consequence. For if He ensures victory to His people, He must overthrow their enemies. If He is to cover His people with the garments of salvation, He must also clothe their enemies with shame.
(R. W. Dibdin, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
WEB: You have given a banner to those who fear you, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.