This is a psalm about God winning. It’s a psalm about how trained warriors go to absolute pieces when faced with his power. “There He broke the flaming arrows, the shield and the sword and the weapons of war” (3), Asaph writes. The verse is reminiscent of another pair of lines from the sons of Korah: “He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariots with fire” (Psalm 46:9). By the testimony of multiple witnesses it is confirmed: God is literally disarming.