Needs to Open Our Mouths詩篇八十一10大大張口
to Open Our Mouths
"Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill
encouragement to pray! Our human notions would lead us to ask small things
because our deservings are so small; but the LORD would have us request great
blessings. Prayer should be as simple a matter as the opening of the mouth; it
should be a natural, unconstrained utterance. When a man is earnest he opens
his mouth wide, and our text urges us to be fervent in our supplications.
Yet it also
means that we may make bold with God and ask many and large blessings at His
hands. Read the whole verse, and see the argument: "I am Jehovah, thy God,
which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will
fill it." Because the LORD has given us so much He invites us to ask for
more, yea, to expect more.
See how the
little birds in their nests seem to be all mouth when the mother comes to feed
them. Let it be the same with us. Let us take in grace at every door. Let us
drink it in as a sponge sucks up the water in which it lies. God is ready to
fill us if we are only ready to be filled. Let our needs make us open our
mouths; let our faintness cause us to open our mouths and pant; yea, let our
alarm make us open our mouths with a child's cry. The opened mouth shall be
filled by the LORD Himself. So be it unto us, O LORD, this day.