And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them
up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey;
But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess
it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the LORD your God, which have
separated you from other people.
Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may
increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that
floweth with milk and honey.
In a figure using “wine and milk,” Isaiah calls people to come and partake of the free goodness
Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye,
buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
God designed milk to be a blessing. It is interesting that from the very beginning of creation that
cattle are listed separate and distinct from all other beasts. (Genesis 1:24) Cattle and sheep, the
most abundant milk producing animals, have been herded in flocks by man since the first
generation outside the Garden of Eden. (Genesis 4:2) Without milk there would be no butter, no
cheese, no ice cream. These are foods that were designed to bless mankind.
2 Samuel 17:29:
And honey, and butter, and sheep, and cheese of kine [cattle], for David, and for the
people that were with him, to eat: for they said, The people is hungry, and weary, and
thirsty, in the wilderness.
God’s best provision for His people was “a land flowing with milk and honey” in such
abundance that they would enjoy butter and cheese. Butterfat is one of the best sources of fat
soluble vitamins A, D, K and E, which are needed for calcium and phosphorus absorption to
make strong bones, healthy teeth, and repair tissue.206 Raw butter contains the perfect ratio of
omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, anti-tumor and antimicrobial short and medium chain fatty
acids, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), lecithin, cholesterol, and trace minerals. It is very healing
to the intestinal tract. Pasteurized butter from grass-fed pastured cows can still be a good source
of vitamins A and D. The more golden yellow color of cow’s butter is indicative of higher levels
of these vitamins unless, of course, it has had dye added which is a common practice in the
industry. Fats like butter and cream also slow the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream thus
preventing extreme fluctuations in blood sugar levels which can cause mineral depletion and
excessive fat storage in the body. There is an interesting prophecy in Isaiah regarding what Jesus
Christ was to eat in his youth.
Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.