Suck Honey Out Of The Rock…

Posted: July 22, 2013 in Rock, Honey, Oil
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??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????ed, to the extent that you learn to drink the honey of the Lord, you will experience His manifest Presence – and in His Presence, fullness of joy abides (Psalm 16:11)!

Manifest: readily perceived by the eye or the understanding; evident; obvious; apparent; plain

To the extent that i learn to drink the honey of the Lord. Deut, 32:13 says, “He made him/ed ride on the high places of the earth, that he/ed might eat the increase of the fields; and He made him/ed to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;” 

Let me begin by breaking some of this down. The word suck, in the Hebrew is yanaq, and it refers to the sucking of a baby when it is nursing. When God “made him suck honey out of the rock,” The Word is describing the action of making a baby nurse.

The word honey is a symbol for knowledge, understanding, wisdom, and strength.

Rock is the Hebrew word cela, translated rock, refers to a crag or a cliff – a place under which i may find safety, shelter and security. This type of rock protects, it does not crush. This rock covers and shields.

Proverbs 24:13-14 says, “My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.”  (Pro. 24:13-14)

To me this says, that, having the knowledge of God revealed to me, understanding what that knowledge means, and then having the wisdom to know how that knowledge is to be applied is as sweet to my soul as honey is to my taste.

A favorite verses for me has been Proverbs 24:3-4 “Through wisdom is an house (a life, a home, a family) builded; and by understanding it is established [on a sound and good foundation],: And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches. 

Knowledge is knowing the deeper things of God. Understanding is realizing what they mean. Wisdom is discerning how they apply to my life.

Jesus takes the written (Logos) Word of God, breathes upon it with the breath of the Holy Spirit, and changes it into the revealed (Rhema) Word of God for my exact moment.

For me this is what being a Disciple is all about. It is not just missing hell and going to Heaven. It is not just learning about God and keeping it all to myself. It is about effecting change; change in my life and yes… hopefully in others. Jesus said to Peter, “When thou art converted (changed), strengthen the brethren.” i shared earlier that Honey is a symbol for knowledge, understanding, wisdom, and with those three things comes strength.

King Saul commanded his armies to not eat any food until they had captured and defeated the fleeing Philistine army.

“And the men of Israel were distressed that day: for Saul had adjured the people, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food until evening, that I may be avenged on mine enemies. So none of the people tasted any food.”  (1Sam. 14:24)

Saul’s son Jonathan had not heard his father’s commandment, and when they came upon a field that had honey in it, Jonathan ate a little of the honey, his eyes were lightened, and his strength returned.

“Then said Jonathan, My father hath troubled the land: see, I pray you, how mine eyes have been enlightened, because I tasted a little of this honey.”  (1Sam. 14:29)

No one else ate the honey, and the lack of food and strength caused disastrous results that day for God’s people.

Many enter the chamber (garden) to meet God while they are still emotionally out of breath. Silence and solitude, listening to God and meditation all take time………….. time some are not willing to give.

But for me… i must do today what others will not do so that tomorrow i can do what others can not.

  1. snursuirm says:

    fantabulous article to lucubrate i needed bookmark it too

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