Today’s passage: 2 Samuel 22
- This chapter and Psalm 18 are very similar.
- The song was written later in David’s life.
- This song states the hows and why of God’s deliverance. The right response to God’s grace and kindness is praising the Lord among the nations, that others will know who alone deserves their praise.
- Verse 27 reveals David’s knowledge of why he could say what he did in verse 21. He was righteous because he had been purified, a sinner saved by grace.
Questions to consider:
- How will God show His steadfast love to His “Anointed” forever? Who is the Lord’s Anointed who will reign on the throne forever?
- Why is it so important that we understand verses 26-29 so that we can rightly interpret verses 21-25? Would David have qualified if he really believed he accomplished verses 21-25 without God’s grace in verses 26-29?
- How does this understanding of God’s grace in the Gospel ensure that we sing His praises to the nations instead of…our praises? Do we want people to be just like us or do we want them to know the One who cleanses and gives us eternal life? How does the Gospel give us reason and motivation to proclaim Christ to others?