Eighteen times in the Bible, we read about a “land flowing with milk and honey”. … I mean – it’s not like the land was literally flowing with milk and honey. That would be one heck of a lot of cows and bees – and all that milk and honey – plus everything else that would go along with all that. Yuck. It would’ve been a horrible mess. Obviously, this wasn’t meant to be taken literally. So we have yet one more reason to wonder – what was the thing about milk and honey?
Increasingly, with the god of money taking over. We are killing off the physical bees, and therefore the physical honey. We are also putting the physical cows, and therefore the physical milk, in danger. Because of our increasing preference for the god of money over the God of the Bible, we are also destroying the things that are behind the deeper meaning of a land flowing with milk and honey. Because of the god of money, we are willing to destroy the wonderful things given to us in the beginning – during creation – those things that sustain life and make it good. The things that used to make the U.S. a land flowing with milk and honey, but seem to be going in the direction of stopping the flow.
What I’m looking at for this topic is the kind of slavery we allow to come on ourselves. It starts as something “innocent”, or so we think. It’s a thrill, or so we think, We can control it, or so we think. Then it ruins our lives, maybe even in spite of what we think. It could be nearly anything – work, money, alcohol, drugs, sex, pornography – you name it, we can become addicted to it. Those are the kinds of things Paul was talking about in Galatians.