by Daniel Rodgers

There Is Honey in the Rock
Dan Rodgers
Deuteronomy 31:30; 32:1-14
July 15, 2007

ILLUS: When I was a student at Tennessee Temple University, my wife and I and our daughter, Dana, attended Highland Park Baptist Church. One of the privileges of attending there was being able to hear some of the world's most-recognized speakers and singers. Each year, the church would hold a Bible conference. I believe it was in the year, 1979, the famous soloist and hymn composer, Al Smith brought the music for the conference. Al Smith was the known as the "Dean of Gospel Music" and founder of the "Singspiration Music Company."

At the beginning of the meetings, Dr. Smith taught the congregation a song, which would become the theme song each night, throughout the week of meetings. It is entitled, "Honey in the Rock." Let me read just a few lines from the song…

O my brother, do you know the Savior,
Who is wondrous kind and true?
He's the "Rock of your salvation!"
There's Honey in the Rock for you.

Oh, there's Honey in the Rock, my brother,
There's Honey in the Rock for you;
Leave your sins for the blood to cover,
There's Honey in the Rock for you.
Have you "tasted that the Lord is gracious,"
Do you walk in the way that's new?
Have you drunk from the living Fountain?
There's Honey in the Rock for you.

INTRODUCTION: In Deuteronomy 32, God had instructed Moses to sing a song to the congregation of Israel--chapter 32 contains this song. They were to learn the song and pass it down from generation to generation.
This song was both a prophetic warning concerning Israel's turning from God, and it was a reminder of God's goodness and how he had provided for them throughout all their years.

The part of the song I want to focus on this morning is God's love for Israel and how He had provided and cared from them. Often in the Bible God refers to himself in metaphorical terms. In chapter 32, He refers to Himself as a "Rock." In (vs. 15), He is called th ...

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