I am the LORD your God,
Who brought you out of the land of Egypt;
Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
God spoke these words to His people, to remind them of all He had done for them. Egypt was a land of slavery, bondage and suffering. Jehovah had delivered His people from Egypt so He could bless them and fill them with His goodness … if they would only open wide. Even though this verse was written to the Hebrew people many years ago, we can apply it to our lives today.
We too can be in bondage, not to Pharaoh, but to our own sinful desires. It’s not God’s will for us to live in bondage to any sin. He came so we can have life and have it abundantly. When we empty ourselves of sin, we make room to be filled by God. How are we to be filled? Open wide. Open wide our hearts, and our lives to be filled by God.
The Hebrew word for fill is male’ which means, to fulfill, to satisfy, to complete, to accomplish. Male’ is an imperfect tense verb which signifies a continuous action. A continual filling. Always more, always wider, always more God. When we are filled with God, we will be able to complete and accomplish many good works for His kingdom.
Open wide! For a little bite, for a little sip? No, for a feast! Taste and see that the Lord is good.
- How much God do you want?
- How can you open wide to make more room for God?
- What is God longing to give you?
Life is sweet!
Jane VanOsdol says
I’ve always loved this verse. We can’t outlove or outgive God. We are only limited by ourselves. He will take us as far as we will go with Him. Thanks for the reminder!
Jane, I love this verse too. The News Boys have a song that says, “He’s pouring deep for those who open wide.” Let’s open wide our hearts to receive from Him!
What a blessing to be reminded of all that God has for us!
Thank you for commenting, Jacki! How has He blessed you today?
Becki Woodsmall says
A continuous filling, what a rich promise!! How our world needs this today.
Our Father is the giver of all good gifts! We only need to accept them. God is good, Becki!
Rhonda Lusk says
This is going to be a season of learning and getting to know God on a deeper level. My husband and I are studying together. Thank you for the enlightening, and insirational words of Faith. What a blessed journey!
How exciting your husband is doing this with you, Rhonda! I will pray for you both to draw closer together as you draw closer to God.