Praise resounds through this song from beginning to end, and in this respect it brings us near to the environment of Heaven. The greatness, graciousness, righteousness and goodness of God are extolled. God’s provision, preservation and providence are rejoiced in, and His government and kingdom take on eternal properties.
Both spiritual and temporal truths are listed. The Universality of dependence is taught (v. 15), as well as the Infinitude of divine resources (v. 16). We also see the Timelessness of provision (v. 15), with the Grace of that provision (v. 16), “Thou openest thine Hand.” David also writes of the Sufficiency of the supply (v. 16), “Thou satisfiest.” If only we would trust and open our eyes to Him, He will open His Hand to us. Even dumb beggars can speak with their eyes. In olden days in Scotland, each home had a meal barrel. A young Scots boy, when hungry, always saw food provided when his mother prayed. He told her, ‘God hears you when you are scraping the bottom of the barrel.’
Psalm 145 - First Version
1 I'll thee extol, my God, O King;