“You visit the earth and water it; you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it” (v9). The psalmist reminds us that one of the key ways we “see” God is to recognize His abundant care of creation. Our planet is rich with life, and even “those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe” at the physical signs of God’s goodness. The whole earth belongs to God, just as much as the Temple courts (v4).
God’s awesome deeds show us that He is the “God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas” (v5).