“His abode has been established in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion.
There he broke the flashing arrows, the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war” (v2-3). The psalmist used the names Salem and Zion to speak of Jerusalem, God’s “dwelling place,” reminding the Israelites of all God had done there: defeating Israel’s enemies, giving them a home and a Temple, extending justice and salvation (v8-9). In the New Testament, Zion is where we dwell with God, now and forever, through Christ (Hebrews 12:22).
“God arose … to save all the humble of the earth” (v9). Our King defeated “the weapons of war, sin and death, so that we can live with Him forever.