“…home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites…”
As a kid, I could never get over the use of God’s promises to provide the land of Milk and Honey. Obviously, the milk would mean tons of goats and the honey part would have to be bees. The bees would mean lots of foliage, fruits and vegetables, but still: by modern standards one would want a land filled with:
Pizzas, hamburgers, steaks, fancy salads and fresh, delicious fruits,
A rather silly, popular song today consists mostly of the insane lyrics of “Milk and Cookies, milk and cookies…”
Now that I could get into. Who out there doesn’t like milk and cookies? Okay, so I’ll admit I don’t care for milk all that much, I do when it’s turned into ice cream. And even then, cookies go good with that.
On the more serious side, I suppose if God were to offer modern man a land today it would be filled with automobiles, air conditioners, shopping malls, fine clothes, iphones, computers, tvs, stereo systems.
Oh, then again, maybe God doesn’t offer this. Perhaps He’d simply go back to the Milk and Honey theme. Naturally, this might exactly be why most people no longer gravitate towards the God of the Bible. Man wants it all and he wants it his way. No more milk and honey—no sir. We want all the ‘things’ we have collected in today’s world. I guess leaving for a better land today would be out of the question. It comes down to the fact that in today’s world, we believe we know more than God.