HONEY IN THE ROCK

Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.

John 12:24


I was reading Psalm 81, when suddenly, I realized I had stopped reading and was singing. Fortunately, no one was listening to me but the Lord, and He knew I was doing my best, which was not so good. But here I was a crooning that old song: “Oh! There’s Honey in the Rock my brother, there is Honey in the Rock for you, leave your sins for the blood to cover, there’s Honey in the Rock for you.”

Reading the beginning of the Psalm you are forced to recall how God chose out Israel as His people for special blessing, and gave them promise on promise that if they followed Him obediently, there would be blessing on blessing. He even told them that they should strike up the band with various instruments so that they would let their own, and others, know why they were rejoicing… Jehovah God was their God.

But alas, these stubborn people did not obey God or His instructions to them. Forty years of blessing from the Lord as they left Egypt, and He provided food and water all along their path, even when they went in circles of disobedience. They were “given over to the stubbornness of their heart, to walk in their own devices. (Sounds mighty familiar, does it not?) And we read, “Oh that my people would walk in my ways… they pretend obedience to Him.”

When things start to go wrong, we wonder why. Is it that with our churches on every corner, we are a bunch of pretenders? We try to blame it on everything and everybody but ourselves. What is my relationship to the Lord?

He was described in John 12:24 as the corn of wheat from which we also get the Bread of Life. Throughout the Word of God our Savior is likened to honey. Who grows “Sweeter as the years go by”, No artificial generation, just pure and strengthening. He is the only food that never goes bad, He sustains us every step along the way, not just forty years. Jesus Christ, “the same yesterday, today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)

Remember what I quoted from Psalm 81:16 in the beginning: “There’s honey in the Rock”; well there is joy and abundance of it as you develop a consistent walk with the Savior.

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