Honey and milk
Songs of Solomon 4:11 -
Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb [flowing honey]: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.
In my previous mails I explained how the words (spoken) are like flowers and when we pollinate them (meditate on them) they bear fruit. If the words are good then they will bear good fruit but if the words are negative then they bear poisonous fruits.
If one understands honey, it is the extract from sweet smelling flowers. Symbolically honey which the Lord is speaking of represents the understanding of the Truth.
If one studies the properties of honey one would be amazed to know that if one does not adulterate honey then they last for years and years tasting as good as fresh. There are records that honey found in Egyptians tombs was so fresh that they could be eaten right away.
Milk as we know is the nourishment that we get from the mother (man or animal). There is no substitute which can help build immunity in a child other than its mother's milk. It represents blessings. Israel had always been saved from complete annihilation many a times because of the blessings of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob which was on them.
When we believe in Jesus Christ by faith we become children of Abraham and the blessings of Abraham is on us. So faith is the most important ingredient for our blessings. It is faith that helps us receive or faithlessness that keeps away our blessings.
Coming to Lebanon the word in Hebrew means 'whiteness' which symbolizes 'righteousness'.
The word sister written in the scripture above does not really mean a sister. It is an irregular female noun used for brother.
Songs of Solomon 4:10
10 How fair <03302> (8804) is thy love <01730>, my sister <0269>, my spouse < 03618>! how much better <02895> (8804) is thy love <01730> than wine < 03196>! and the smell <07381> of thine ointments <08081> than all spices < 01314>!
Without getting too complicated or deep and keeping things simple; if we need to experience righteousness we need to have the understanding of the Word and by faith the blessings of the Lord on us.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You promised your people a land of milk and honey. Lord your Kingdom is not only in Heaven but even on earth when your children are present. Lord, feed your people the honey and by building their faith give them milk...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:
17 And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
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