One Chosen Out Of The People

Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.  Psalm 89:19
 
Psalm 89 focuses on God’s promise to King David that one of David’s descendants would always occupy the throne of Israel (see 2 Samuel 7:8-17). Thus the “one chosen out of the people” in this verse refers to David, because he was chosen by the Lord from among the sons of Jesse to replace Saul as king (see 1 Samuel 16:10-13).
 
But this psalm also looks beyond David’s time to its ultimate fulfillment in the Messiah, Jesus Christ. The angel Gabriel made this clear when he appeared to the virgin Mary to tell her that she would give birth to the Messiah, God’s Chosen One. “He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest,” Gabriel declared, “and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David” (Luke 1:32).
 
As the One Chosen out of the People, Jesus was not a king in the same sense as David. He did not seek political or military power. His kingship was spiritual in nature. He ushered in the kingdom of God, the dominion over which He reigns with all those who have accepted Him as Lord and Savior.