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061 What Will Come Out From You When You are Squeezed?

Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Release Date: 06/11/2020

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Episode Summary:

  • In this week’s episode, we’re in the third of our four-part anniversary series, taking apart the title “Your Hope-Filled Perspective.” Today we’re looking at the word FILLED: what it means, what role we play, what choices we have, and what consequences there will be for such choices. We have a choice of what to be filled with, but we will all be filled with something.
  • Words of Christ--Luke 6:45 The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.
    • “filling” is a sub-theme of the Bible
    • It is a CHARACTERISTIC of God’s work
      • In creation
      • In redemption
  • Definitions
    • Heb: Fulness, abundance, to accomplish, complete, confirm, SATISFY, replenish
    • Greek: make full, fill up, abound, liberally supply
    • You can’t be neutral—you WILL be filled with something.  What will you choose to be filled with?
  • What will you choose to be filled with??

Quotables from the episode:

  • Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. What we are filled with, will come out when we are squeezed.
  • Even an empty pitcher is filled with something, even if it’s only air.
  • “Filling” is a characteristic of God’s work in creation and in redemption.
  • What will you choose to be filled with?

Scripture References:

  • 2 Chronicles 7:1 “The glory of the Lord filled the house …”
  • Psalm 71:8 “Let my mouth be filled with thy praise…”
  • Psalm 72:19 “… let the whole earth be filled with his glory”
  • Psalm 104:28 “thou openest thy hand, they are filled with good”
  • Proverbs 14:14 (KJV, para) “The faithless in heart shall be filled with his own ways.
  • 2 Kings 24… Manasseh “…filled Jerusalem w innocent blood”
  • Ezra 9:11 “…filled the land w uncleanness…”
  • Ecclesiastes 6:7 “All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.”
  • Romans 1:29 “… being filled with all unrighteousness…”
  • Job 16:8 (KJV) “…thou hast filled me with wrinkles …”
  • Isaiah 55:1-2 “Come, all of you who thirst, come to the waters; and you without money, come, buy, and eat! Come, buy wine and milk, without money and without cost! Why spend money on that which is not bread, and your labor on that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and your soul will be FILLED with the richest of foods…”
  • Romans 12:2 (KJV) “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
  • 2 Corinthians 10:5 (KJV) “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”
  • Matthew 5:6 (KJV) “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.”

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Hosted By: Scott and Dr. Michelle Bengtson

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