"I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it" (Psalm 81:10).
This verse has often been used wrongly by preachers of the gospel to justify a lack of sermon preparation -- as in, all they have to do is open their mouths and the Lord will give them a message. The true meaning, however, is that if God's people come to Him with great petitions, He will grant them.
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"When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path" (Psalm 142:3a).
Here was David, hiding in a cave from King Saul, probably the cave of Adullam (1 Samuel 22:1). The cave was like a prison, a place you want to get out of, but can't. David expressed this as a prayer: "Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name" (Psalm 142:7a). Whatever prison you may find yourself in, there is One who can set you free: the Lord Jesus … Continue Reading ››