One of God’s first promises recorded in the Bible is to Abraham. There were countless stars above Abraham representing the promise. In my mind, there is one star that shone the brightest, representing Jesus, the One through whom people of all nations may receive salvation and everlasting hope.
In the Old Testament, God describes the Promised Land as “a land flowing with milk and honey” (Exod. 3:8; Num. 14:8; Deut. 31:20; Ezk. 20:15), which is a beautiful graphical way of highlighting the agricultural richness of the land. God brought His people out of slavery in Egypt to a prosperous land of freedom, blessing and the knowledge of the Lord.