In Exodus 3:8 God tells Moses that he is going to "come down to rescue" the people of Israel "from the hand of the Egyptians and bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey."
I've always heard that phrase, "milk and honey", and didn't think much about it...but it's a significant thing to note. In order to have milk you need to have cows (or milking animals like goats) and cows need large amounts of grass to eat; so in order to have milk you need fertile soil full of grass (that same land would also be good farmland to grow crops). In order to have honey you need to have bees and of course bees need pollen to make honey and so you need to have lots of flowers and flowering trees (which often are fruit trees).
You see a land flowing with milk and honey (not just dripping with it, but flowing) needs to be a healthy land with good soil. This was the kind of land that God gave to his people, a good land, a fertile land.
In the past weeks we have been looking at the parable of Jesus (in Matthew 13) often called the parable of the sower; but it could be called the parable of the soils. We see four kinds of soil (hard, rocky, thorny and good) and how only one of those soils produces a harvest.
And our question is, "what kind of soil are you?" Do you flow with milk and honey or are you dry and barren? Are you producing a harvest or has it been a while since you've seen any fruit? What evidence is there of your soil content? What results have you seen lately? God is looking for those who are ready to grow, ready to produce...for those who can take his word and help share it with others.
What kind of soil are you? As for me, I want to flow with milk and honey.