Weekly Pursuit – Week 3 of August

Aug 17, 2021 by

Verses:

Deut. 8:9 “A land in which you will eat bread without scarcity; you will not lack anything in it; a land whose stones are iron, and from whose mountains you can mine copper.”

 

Excerpts:

Deuteronomy 8:9 says the good land is also “a land whose stones are iron, and from whose mountains you can mine copper.” Stones are for building, and a mountain signifies God’s kingdom. God’s building brings in God’s kingdom. When the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they had the tabernacle, but they did not have the kingdom. There was no way that the kingdom could be established with the tabernacle because the Israelites did not have the stone, the iron, or the copper. When they entered into the good land, they stopped eating manna and began to eat the produce of the land.

 

The manna from heaven had no minerals in it. But foods such as wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, and olives contain minerals. In these solid foods there are iron and copper. Although not all these foods are sweet, they are substantial. In your Christian life, the eating of Christ must progress from the Lamb and the manna to the solid food of the good land. You need to eat the wheat, the barley, and all the other foodstuffs that have the minerals to make you strong stones, iron, and copper for God’s building and for the fighting of the battle.

 

In order to eat this rich produce, we must first live in the good land. Second, we need to labor on the good land. We need to till the ground, sow the seed, water the seed, cultivate the soil, and then reap the harvest. The good land in which we are living is Christ. Day by day we need to work on Christ. (The Kernel of the Bible, ch.4)

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