Who is hungry for God’s Word will be filled with the good things
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Take a Break with Jesus in the Lockdown 🍞☕
Day 131, 270 Days Bible Reading, Sunday, 22.11.20. ✒
Let us Open our Mouth wide in this Lockdown, so that God can fill it with good things… Psalm 81:1-10.
🎋 As we continue to read the Psalms the music director Asaph wrote today, we should be so hungry for God’s spiritual food with an open heart, listening ears and a willing spirit to obey His Word. Use every moment of our extra time in this lockdown to spend in the Word. Get to know God, and most of all, does He know us? *Psalm 81 is not only an exhortation to praise, but also to listen and obey. God doesn’t want our praise only, Psalm 81:1-3. He also wants us to listen and obey, Psalm 81:13.
🎋 It is very easy to praise and sing worship songs all day. But are we listening to His Word and obeying God? In Psalm 81:10, “Open our mouths wide” is a picture of listening to God with hunger. God is not going to fill our mouths automatically. We got to be hungry and open our mouth ourselves. A mother bird doesn’t have to ask her young birds to open their mouth. Her job is how to satisfy the wide open mouths!
🎋 Child of God, Remember this, only a person who is hungry for God’s Word will be filled with the good things in their mouth, the Honey of His Word, Psalm 119:103, the milk of His Word, 1 Peter 2:2 and the meat of His Word, Hebrew 5:12. We open our mouth wide when we realise how great and mighty God is, One who will hear our prayers in our challenges, when we listen and obey.
🎋 Israel listened to God but failed to obey Him. In Psalm 81 the people of God were called to sing, shout, celebrate, blow trumpet and dance. God wanted His people to rejoice. But He also wanted them to obey His commandments. God is a gracious Provider and not a hard-hearted Master who only made demands.
🎋 When God chose Israel to be His people, He made a covenant with them. Blessings for obedience and consequences for disobedience. He forewarned of the afflictions and suffering that would follow as a consequence of following other gods. They chose to disobey. As Israel set out on their journey to the promised land, the Lord tested their faithfulness along the way and promised to fill their mouth with good things along the way as they obeyed Him.
🎋 There are so many lessons we can learn from Israel’s failure and so many reasons to rejoice in the God of our salvation. Just as He promised to bless His people Israel and fill their mouths with good things, so He has given us all we need for life and godliness through Christ Jesus, 2 Peter 1:3. Let us, with a grateful heart, open our mouths wide in this lockdown, with listening ears and an obedient heart… Amen. 🙏
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