“O Israel, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield” (v9). The psalmist said that, eventually, we resemble the object of our worship. Those who worship idols that can’t speak, hear, or respond – ancient idols, or the modern idols of wealth, appearance, status, and sexuality - gradually lose their own humanity. “Those who make them become like them; so do all who trust in them” (v8). Instead, God is active and powerful and personal, our help and shield.
When we turn from idols and trust in the Lord who is full of “steadfast love and faithfulness,” we become more like Him (v10).