Dew of Hermon!
How good and pleasant it is
when brothers can live together!
It is like fine oil on the head,
running down on the beard,
running down Aaron's beard,
on his robes.
It is like the dew of Hermon
falling on the mountains of Zion.
For there the LORD has appointed the blessing—
When the early settlers in America were looking for places to settle down and live, an issue of prime importance was the water supply. The place may have been pristine and beautiful, but if there was no supply of fresh, clean water it would be rejected. Water is the second essential for life. The first is air to breath, then water to drink and finally food to eat.
When God was preparing the land that would belong to the Children of Israel He put in an amazing water supply called the “dew of Hermon.” Mount Hermon was and is known for its snow covered peaks. When the snows melted in the spring and summer the water came down into Lake Galilee which fed the Jordan River. The water system for Israel literally was water from above!
When the house in which I live was built in 1928 my wife’s grandfather installed a cistern. A cistern is an underground tank for storing rain water. The water that fell on our roof during a storm or even a gentle rain was channeled into the tank. By the time we moved in to the house in 1984 the cistern was no longer used and we depended on a well behind the house. Well water can be clean and safe to drink, but it can also be polluted. We filter out lots of iron from our well water before we drink it or use it even for washing our clothes. Rain water, water from above is always pure and clean and safe to drink! The only way rain water can be polluted is by smoke or dirt in the air. Even so, the rain will quickly clean the air and then provide the pure water needed for life!
The Dew of Mount Hermon is an important lesson for life itself. Where do you get the spiritual water needed to sustain your life? Does it come from a well dug deep into the world system? Or does it come from Mount Hermon where God Himself deposits pure water for you to drink? Most of us drink some of both.
When it comes to the spiritual water needed to sustain your life determine to drink only from the cistern and not from the well!