Wednesday’s Word

I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open they mouth wide and I will fill it (Psalm 81:10).
God reminded Israel of the blessings they had received from Him. It was God who delivered Israel from Egyptian bondage, Israel could not deliver themselves. It was God who had given Joseph the ability to perform tasks necessary to feed Israel and the world; it was God who sustained Israel while they were in Egypt; it was God who heard the prayers of Israel; it was God who raised up Moses; it was God who sent the plagues against Egypt; it was God who opened the Red Sea; it was God who guided Israel, night and day; it was God who brought Israel into the Promised Land.
Not only was it God who had blessed Israel in the past, but He promised to bless them in the future. But, there is a qualifying statement: Israel was required to “open their mouth wide.” Like a mother bird feeding a baby bird, all Israel had to do was to open their mouths wide to receive the blessings of God. Sadly, we know that Israel did not do what God commanded. In a sense, Israel was starving to death and refused to open their mouths so God could satisfy their hunger.
We think it unimaginable, for someone who is starving to refuse to open their mouth so that they can be fed. But, the vast majority of the world falls into this number. God says that “whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life ” (John 3:16). Starving to death, the world refuses to open its mouth. The children of Israel were the children of God; the members of the Lord’s church are the members of the family of God. Many in the Lord’s church refuse to open their mouths so that God can feed them. God says “those who hunger and thirst after righteousness shall be filled” (Matthew 5:6).Starving to death, some christians refuse to open their mouths so that God can feed them.
There will come a day when god will no longer offer to fill our mouths. Let us take advantage of today, to open our mouths and allow God to fill it.