If only Israel would listen to the Lord, obey and walk in His ways, God would’ve blessed them by softening and subduing their enemies in His perfect timing…He would have taken their enemies out, can you imagine the hand of God coming against you, and I pity the fools that would think they can fool God. The enemies of the Lords people thought they could fake God out with fake submission, God sees, God knows real surrender, he knows hearts, thoughts, words before they come from the tongue. Seems like we could suffer the same way as Israel did for not listening and obeying when God speaks to us through His Word and leads us by His Holy Spirit we need to listen. Israel could have remained in the land but did not listen to God and were taken captive and destroyed by their enemies. God would of fed them the finest of wheat and honey from the rock, if only Israel had listened. Also haters never going to taste and experience that the Lord is good.
Only God can take something as hard as a rock bring something as sweet as honey out of a hardened piece of material. Ever notice how God can take an extremely hardened person, that you might have known in that condition, take that mean revolting person and make them sweet as honey, unrecognizable from former self, except but God. Almost all of us has to do to see this person is walk over and gaze in mirror and realize that we are not the same as we once were, God changed us, soften us, made us sweeter, took our rock hard hearts and turned them into honey pots… When we listen, obey, don’t talk back and follow directions.
I use to use this exact phase raising my son, trying to show him and tell him in easy form he just needed to do three things. How easy God makes it for us if we would just do those things He asks us to do we would be eating the finest wheat and honey from a rock.
I was overjoyed to hear my daughter one day tell her little ones they needed to listen, obey and don’t talk back. So simple, yet sometimes we all rebel by pretending submission, better to surrender and enjoy wheat and honey from the rock, you know when God brings something so sweet as honey from a rock hard object it truly is a miracle and will be the best honey ever…Because it’s a work of God when we submit- listen, obey and follow His direction and don’t talk back-amen!