Milk and Honey

Jeremiah 11: New American Standard Bible (NASB)
5 in order to confirm the oath which I swore to your forefathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day.”’” Then I said, “Amen, O LORD.”
via Jeremiah 11:5 – Passage Lookup – New American Standard Bible – BibleGateway.com.

Flowing with milk and honey.
Ever wonder just what that means?

Flowing.
Flowing denotes abundance to me.
More than enough.
More than enough for me to share.
I like abundance.

Milk.

And to have an abundance of milk there would be an abundance of cattle and for there to be an abundance of cattle that necessitates an abundance of grassy meadows and grain for those abundant cattle to graze upon. And if there is an abundance of grasses and grains that means there is an abundance of rain and proper sunshine to produce those abundant grasses and grains. And if abundant grains there must be able bodies to work and gather those grains.  So we have healthy, thriving people in this land flowing with milk and honey.

Milk.  Who’d a thought it could bring us all that?

Honey.
What about an abundance of honey?
Honey bees!
Honey bees doing their job in abundance would signal an abundance of blossoms – fruits and vegetables come from blossoms.
Again. Harvests and healthy, thriving people.

I like this Land Flowing with Milk and Honey.
No doubt the Hebrews did too. And yet the flowing Milk and Honey dried up at Yahweh’s command.

Why? Why would He command such?

Jeremiah 11:17 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
17 The LORD of hosts, who planted you, has pronounced evil against you because of the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have done to provoke Me by offering up sacrifices to Baal.
via Jeremiah 11:17 – Passage Lookup – New American Standard Bible – BibleGateway.com

So what brings on a famine in our souls?

Exodus 20
3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.
via Ex 20 – Passage Lookup – New American Standard Bible – BibleGateway.com.

So when I’m running low on milk and honey, I have to ask myself what little g god has my attention?  Is it the milk and honey rather than the GOD who supplied it?

Moreover.
Yes, ABBA, is the Supplier of the milk and honey — but He does expect me to keep up my inventory with frequent trips to the STORE.

Blessed to be an handmaiden in the LORD,
Kathie

Thank You, ABBA.  In this moment, I get this picture well I think; I ask You, HOLY SPIRIT, to guard me against forgetting it; least I sin against You.

And this morning I am thinking of Larry and praying for You to turn these last two weeks around and give him steady progress again. Above all I pray this whole process will accomplish great and mighty things for Your Glory and his good. Remembering Claudia too for strength and peace. And thinking of babies today, Addison, Ainsley, Emory and Willow Grace, praying for health and growing in grace and favor, ABBA, with You and the Body of Christ Jesus. And as this Summer means no school activities – it’s a different ‘world’ for children and parents, so I pray for peace and rest, quick minds and hearts stayed on doing this Summer Your Way, ABBA. Thank You for today, help us do it well in JESUS Name. Amen and amen.

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