“Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.” — Psalm 81:10
What an 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. – C.H. Spurgeon
Trinitarian Bible Society (Canada) – Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 12, 2023
The early blushes of autumn colour remind us it is time for the fall meeting of the Society. Our lead speaker will be Mr. Adrian Stoutjesdyk, our retiring General Secretary. He hopes to use the words from Psalm 68.11: “The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it” to reflect upon his years in his position. He will also introduce and welcome his successor, Mr. William Grisnich from Coaldale, Alberta.
Friends, please reserve Thursday, October 12, for the meeting which will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the fellowship room of the Ebenezer Free Reformed Church. 253 Weirs Lane, Dundas, ON L9H 5E1. Please encourage family and friends to join us. The Society needs your support!
Martin Luiting – Corresponding Secretary of the Central Ontario Auxiliary of the TBS (Canada)
Women's Bible Study
The Shorter Catechism
Q71: What is required in the seventh commandment?
A: The seventh commandment requireth the preservation of our own1 and our neighbour’s chastity,2 in heart,3 speech,4 and behaviour.5
1. That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour. (1Thessalonians 4:4).
2. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. (Ephesians 5:11-12).
3. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace. (2 Timothy 2:22).
4. Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt. (Colossians 4:6).
5. While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. (1Peter 3:2).
Bible Questions & Answers For Children
Q18: What did God promise if Adam obeyed?
A: That he would have eternal life.
“For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them..” Romans 10:5