Exodus 3:7-8 (ANIV)
7 The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. 8 So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites…”
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Two unnamed Hebrew people. A cow & lots of bees!
This picture was drawn for New Wine 2015. It is a visual representation of the phrase “a land flowing with milk and honey.” I have deliberately kept the background simple so as to focus attention on the figures of the man (on the left) who is holding honey comb in his hand & sampling the honey oozing out of it, & the woman, pouring milk with reckless abandon into a bowl!
3:7-10 EVIL AND SUFFERING, God’s Present Help (2.33D)
God’s choice to send a deliverer (Moses) to his suffering people is a testimony of His love and concern for the Hebrew people. God often seems to use human beings to bring about His desired results. The narrative of the Exodus reminds us of God’s willingness to work in and through human beings to alleviate our suffering.