In the second book of Samuel chapter 7, God sends a prophet to give good words to King David and at the same time affirm his reign, establishing that his son would build the Lord’s house. David was very glad to hear these words, for God had been good and merciful to him.
After the words that God gave David, he thanked God in the following way:
22 Wherefore thou art great, O Lord God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
23 And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for thy land, before thy people, which thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the nations and their gods?
24 For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever: and thou, Lord, art become their God.
2 Samuel 7:22-24 (KJV)
David did not use his words to express how great he was as a king, because he knew that everything he had achieved came from the hand of God; from those bears and lions that he defeated as a simple sheepherder, or that giant that frightened the people of Israel, whom he defeated with a stone, all those battles, simple or great, were won because the hand of God was on David.
If there was one thing David was sure of, it was that there was no other God, and carefully read these words: “Wherefore thou art great, O Lord God”. O dear reader, we should understand that all the great things that happen are not our works, but God showing His power, that we do not deserve any merit, but that all glory and honor must be unique and exclusively for God.
The king also recognized the way in which God had set Israel apart for Him as a beloved people. And we give glory to Jesus Christ who has made us His people, and has signed a new covenant, where we are also His people and He is our God.