Psalm 81:10 “I am the Lord your God who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.”
I am The Lord. The Lord, He is God. All the exceeding attributes in Him. His immeasurable love and kindness, His holiness, His faithfulness, His justice. An awesome God is He, full of love and mercy. But He is also the God of all power. He is also the omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent God. Might and mercy, power, and love flow from God.
Your God who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
God delivered the Israelites from slavery in Egypt in a remarkable display of His power through the ten plagues. God also set us free from our slavery from sin with the power that resurrected Christ! What a wonderful gift this is to us! And what will our salvation give back to God? If God did not pity us, He will still be God. Our redemption did not add an iota on His glorious being.
Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
The God of power and might is inviting us: “Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.”. This alludes to a wide-open beak of a birdling as the mother bird feeds her young. It is like, the Lord is telling us, “Give me room! “I can supply all your needs. Ask what you need, and I am willing to bless and supply commensurate to my resources.” [ref]
What a great invitation to us is this! Sadly, most of us ignore this incredible promise and fail to benefit from it. We are satisfied with morsels when God is offering us the best meat and wine.
What does it mean to open our mouth wide:
1. Open our mouth wide to fill it with prayer, praises, and honor to God.
To open our mouth wide in prayer is to pour our souls to God, to tell Him our innermost feelings and desires. But it is also to praise Him for His ordinary and extraordinary dealings in our lives. It is to open our mouth in singing praises, in honoring Him before men. As we open our mouth in praises and thanksgiving, God will fill us with more reasons to praise Him.
2. It is to ask for great things. God can give it to us if it aligns with His will.
It is not merely to ask for what we need, but even for great things for His kingdom. Lack of resources, strength, and other real or imagined limitations should not hinder us in pursuing greater things for God. God can give us all we need and more if it is according to His will. But we need to ask.
3. God can satisfy all our needs. We need not turn to other “gods” for satisfaction like worldly entertainment, obsession with hobbies, education, honor, etc. God alone can fully satisfy us in all our needs. If we look up to Him for joy and happiness, He will richly supply us, and we will be extremely satisfied.
Meyer said that when we review our life at the end of our journey, it will be our greatest regret that we have asked too little when we could have asked for much.
Psalm 81:16 “But He would feed you with the finest of the wheat, and with honey, from the rock, I would satisfy you.”
Dear Lord, Increase our faith to see the greatness of Your love. Help us to open our mouth wide that we will be fully satisfied in You alone. We ask that even at this time of the Covid pandemic, we can still do beautiful work for Your kingdom. May your great and excellent work be done in us. In Jesus Name. Amen