Meta. Physical strength (strong). There is a material aspect to the physical which, if held to and believed in, makes one hard and unyielding in one's strength (man of iron). Such a consciousness of strength becomes a tool that transfixes, pierces, and carries before it everything that in any way contacts it; this is very likely to lead to despicableness in the end. On the other hand, the outer man may impart the substance of his strength, or a share of it, to the positive spiritual love nature, which David represents, and thus bring good to the whole organism.