“Israel’s weary wanderings were all over, and the promised rest was attained. No more moving tents, fiery serpents, fierce Amalekites, and howling wildernesses: they came to the land which flowed with milk and honey…”
-Charles Spurgeon: Morning and Evening Devotional
Your life, your journey, can be wearisome. The struggles are real and the stakes are high. Surely the search for meaning and purpose cannot last forever.
Thankfully, mercifully, it will not. One day you and I will enter into the land of milk and honey in our own lives. Like the Israelites, you will find rest in God and His provision for your life. You will take comfort in enjoying the fruit of the land.
Today, you may not be there, but take heart. Drink deeply from the story and promise of the Israelites deliverance and know that one day you too will enter into a life overflowing with milk and honey.
I don’t mean, of course, that there is a life better than the one you have now where you don’t have any questions. This is not true. Enjoying the fruit of the land simply means taking joy in that which God has given you and made clear to you.
Fix your eyes on the life God has in store for you. It may be blurry. It might not be clear. This is the trick distance can play on your eyes. But as your journey continues, as you begin to draw nearer your destination, your purpose will begin to be revealed.
Does the Israelites story connect with you? What hope do you find in the story of their deliverance?
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