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Open Your Mouth Wide and I Will Fill It

October 27, 2016

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Open Your Mouth Wide  and I Will Fill It

How wonderful it is  to have  a fully satisfying life  where all our needs  are supplied.     Well,  we know that’s not reality.     In actuality,  we have to deal  with health problems,  money problems,  and social problems,  just to name a few.     In all  of that,  there are many Bible verses telling us  to sing for joy  to God  because He is our strength  in all  of life’s challenges.

Psalm 81 talks about  how God rescued the Israelites  from slavery.     God gave them  their heart’s desire.     For that reason  they were  to keep God’s word  and never get involved  with idolatry  or heathen traditions.     God said  to them  in Psalm 81:9-10,

Let there be no strange god  among you;
Nor shall you worship  any foreign god.
I,  the LORD,  am your God,
Who brought you up  from the land  of Egypt;
Open your mouth wide  and I will fill it.

That’s a very sensible command  since those “foreign gods” were no real gods  at all  —  just hunks  of wood and metal  with myths about them.     The LORD wanted the Israelites to  “open your mouth wide  and I will fill it”.     God wants  to fill our hearts  and minds  with His truths,  so that He may bless us spiritually.     As we live  in faith,  hope,  and love,  God will also care  for our daily needs.

Sadly,  the Israelites felt worshiping the LORD  was a bore.     They chose  to follow heathen traditions instead,  so Psalm 81:11-13 says,

But My people  did not listen  to My voice,
And Israel  did not obey Me.
So I gave them over  to the stubbornness  of their heart,
To walk  in their own devices.
Oh that My people would listen  to Me,
That Israel  would walk  in My ways!

Because Israel stubbornly disobeyed,  God let them  “walk  in their own devices”.     Their disobedience  brought all sorts  of punishment  as God longed  for them  to turn back  to Him.

As Christians stubbornly  follow the heathen traditions  of Halloween,  God will let them “walk  in their own devices”.     The end judgment  will be eternal.     We need  to “listen”  and  “obey”.     We don’t have to be concerned  about being politically correct  with those who love Halloween.     Our main concern  should be loving God respectfully.

Heathen Halloween traditions have become so entrenched  in society, that many are afraid  of not going along  with it.     We remember that we are  in God’s care.    He is our joy  and strength.

Thankful  for God’s patient love  and eternal word,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for keeping us close  to Your heart.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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