11 Let not
the foot [regel] of pride [ga`avah] come [bow'] against me, and let not the hand [yad] of the wicked [rasha`]
remove [nuwd] me. KJV-Interlinear
11 Let not
the foot of arrogance come upon me, nor the hand of the wicked drive me away. ESV
Just a quick note. The Sunday through Friday, May 31 to June 5, studies will be Psalm 23. I have to travel and will not be online for those days. Posts on Facebook have already been scheduled, so there will not be a lapse in those study posts.
The foot is symbolized as the instrument of travel, or of ones daily activities, or pattern of life.
The hand is the instrument of ones efforts, or by which we do things in life.
Here the foot of pride not coming against me, is a reference to the efforts of others, in arrogance and sin, not coming against me, and certainly not trampling me. So says David, and so says the spiritually advancing believer.
The prayer is directed to God the Father, as all prayers are directed.
And, as we look to God, for His grace and mercy, so too, we look to God for protection from the evils of this world.
Whether by the patterns, philosophies, or opinions of the world, within the environment that we live, or by the actions of the world, there is no shortage of wickedness, no shortage of the influences, no shortage of the distractions, no shortage of the peer pressures that are out there just waiting to derail our spiritual life.
Your only protection in all things, whether good or bad, is from the Lord Jesus Christ who does all of the work of deity.
Your only access to Gods protections comes through prayer directed to the Father, who in turn grants, or not, the prayer which Christ acts upon. And of course it is all performed while within fellowship, where the Holy Spirit controls the spiritual environment.