“Joshua…and Caleb…who were among those who had explored the land…said to the entire Israelite assembly, ‘The land we passed through is exceedingly good. If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us.’”
Mark 1:4, 6-7
“And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins…John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. And this was his message: ‘After me will come one more powerful than I…’”
“The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the Lord are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.”
Father God, you guide your people with the sweetness of your word.
As a sign of the promised land and Christ’s new kingdom, you sustained the faithful with gifts of goodness. You feed our souls with blessings of pure nectar.
Whet our appetites for the satisfaction found in repentance and obedience. Let us taste sweet drops of grace, truth and love.
Thank you for the hope found in the name of Jesus, who tasted death that he might offer us abundant gifts of milk and honey.
Listen to ‘Tis So Sweet’ by Dave Hunt