Psalm 18:49-50 & 2 Samuel 22:50-51
49 Therefore I will give thanks to You among the nations, O Lord, And I will sing praises to Your name.
David said he would be thankful for the Lord among the nations. This may be a reference to the command of to the nation of Israel to be a kingdom of priests [Exodus 19:6] that proclaimed the name of the Lord to the nations. David did this as indicated by the faithfulness of Ittai the Gittite [2 Samuel 15:19-22] and other non-Israelites that were loyal to David. David was faithful to sing praises to the nations about his Lord. Today Disciples A are commanded to take the gospel of Jesus to the nations. We literally have the nations to come to study, live, and work in Jacksonville in our neighboods and in all the USA.
50 He gives great deliverance to His king, And shows lovingkindness to His anointed,
To David and his descendants forever.
David had personally received lovingkindness and deliverence from the Lord. David reminds us that the Lord had promised that David’s kingdom would endure forever; “Your house and your throne shall endure before me forever: your throne shall be established forever.” [2 Samuel 7:16] This promise was fulfilled when Jesus was born to the virgin Mary, a descendent of David.
Today this continues as all Disciples are the spiritual descendents of David through our salvation in Jesus. Some day all the followers of Jesus will be with Him in the new Jerusalem for eternity. [Revelation 21-22] What a story of redemption and salvation Disciples have to proclaim to the nations who have not yet accepted Jesus as their Savior.
Does the love of Jesus compel you to walk filled by the Spirit daily and persevering to obey all His commands?