Filled Up by Scarlett Stough

We all want a full life. We usually mean we want a life full of good, pleasant experiences spiced with exciting anticipation, with all of our needs met, including our need for love, friendship and acceptance. But all of these are external to our life. We need to ask, "With what have we filled our internal 'tanks?'”

Are we, as Paul wrote, "full* of goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another" (Romans 15:14)? Or, are we, as he wrote on another occasion, "filled with every kind of wickedness" (Romans 1:29)?

We can ask God to fill us with mercy and good fruits as part of his heavenly wisdom (James 1:5; 3:17); or we can fill our eyes with adultery (II Peter 2:14). We can use our tongue to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15); or we can allow our tongues to spew out deadly poison (James 3:8-17.)

The choice is always our own.

*3324 Mestos, having full measure, The New Strong’s Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2001.

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