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Honey from the Rock Psalm 81:1, 10-16

Honey from the Rock

Honey from the rock" is the blessing for listening and obeying.

At a Glance

The phrase "honey from the rock" comes from today's text of course. Doesn't seem like it's possible to get honey from a rock, to get something sweet out of a hard, unyielding place. If that's what you think, well ... think again. Read on.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's epistle text, see "Ten Simple Ways to Add Years, Not Fears, to Your Life," August 30, 1998, at

God is in the honey business.

We know this because our text says so: "With honey from the rock I would satisfy you" (v. 16). God has honey, and God wants to give us some.

Show me the honey!

Getting honey from a rock is not like getting blood from a turnip — it's something that can actually be done — but it requires keeping your ears open.

If you're looking for an actual beehive in a rocky land, listening for the buzzing of the bees helps you detect the location of a hive. If you're looking for honey from a rock as God promises in Psalm 81, where the...

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