I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt: open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
I. WHAT IT IS TO OPEN THE MOUTH OF THE SOUL WIDE TO CHRIST.
1. A sight of wants.
2. A sense of need.
3. A holy dissatisfaction with all things beside Christ.
4. The soul's removing its desires from off vanities, and fixing them on Christ for satisfaction.
5. An assumed expectation of salvation from Christ.
6. A hearty willingness to receive Christ as He offers Himself in the Gospel.
II. SHOW HOW CHRIST FILLS THE SOUL SO AS NO OTHER CAN DO. "Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it." This promise imports —
1. Such a suitableness in Him to the necessities of the soul, as is to be found in no other.
2. A sufficiency in Christ for all needs.
3. A cominunication of this suitable sufficiency unto that soul which opens its mouth wide to receive it.
(1) Christ gives Himself to that soul, so that such an one might say (Song of Solomon 2:16).
(2) Christ gives them all good with Himself (Romans 8:32; Psalm 84:11).
4. The soul's satisfaction upon that communication. When all the cisterns are dried up, the believer has enough, He can rejoice in the Lord, and joy in the God of his salvation (Habakkuk 3:17). He can say also with Paul (Philippians 4:18), "I am full"; and no wonder, for the soul having Christ, has —
(1) A fulness of merit to look to (1 John 1:7).
(2) A fulness of spirit in Christ to take away the power of sin (Revelation 3:1).
(3) A fulness of grace in Him, lodged in Him as the common storehouse of all the saints (John 1:16; 1 Corinthians 1:30).
(T. Boston, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.