People who are not Jewish praise God for his mercy as well. This is what the Scriptures say,
“That is why I will give thanks to you among the nations and I will sing praises to your name.”
And Scripture says again, “You nations, be happy together with his people!”
And again, “Praise the Lord, all you nations! Praise him, all you people of the world!”
Again, Isaiah says, “There will be a root from Jesse. He will rise to rule the nations, and he will give the nations hope.”
May God, the source of hope, fill you with joy and peace through your faith in him. Then you will overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:8-13 (GW)
Israel was chosen by God to be His people—His nation. Not because they were special, but for a special purpose.
God wanted a people who lived differently than the majority of people in the world. People who served a living God instead of caught up in superstitions and idolatry. He wanted them to be His light of revelation to other nations, but they failed to do this.
This is the responsibility of the church—the global community of believers who personally follow Jesus, regardless of their nationality or ethnicity.
We—the global community of believers—are to bring the light of redemptive grace and hope found in Jesus to a world lost in spiritual darkness and ignorance.
God's Spirit dwelling in believers is the source of our hope, joy, and peace. He is the source of light a world in darkness needs. So, let Him shine through you! ©Word-Strong_2016
Here's an older song taken from this psalm— I waited