God is Great, God is Good
Let us thank Him for our food
More theology in that simple prayer than most realize.
Psalms 73:1 (ESV) Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.
Psalms 107:1 (ESV) Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
Psalm 135:3 (ESV) Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing to his name, for it is pleasant!
1 Timothy 4:4-5 (ESV)
4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
5 for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.
God is good in all things and in all ways. He is good in himself; indeed, he is goodness itself. His wisdom is good. His knowledge is good. His judgments are good. His power is good. His works are all good. When God was creating the universe he said after each step of his creation, “It is good” (Gen. 1:4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25, 31). And so it was! Nothing God did could have been done better.
God’s thoughts toward us are good. It was good that he loved us and chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world. The way he chose to save us was good. It was good that he sent Jesus at the appointed time to be our Savior. It was good that he called us to faith in Jesus by the power of his Holy Spirit. It is good that he has called us to fellowship with himself and with one another in the church. God’s ways with us are good.
James Boyce, Commentary on The Psalms Volumes 1, 2, 3