Physical looks does not necessarily reflect the spiritual being. One may come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. The word of God is like a two-edged sword with different meaning. A stumbling rock to the disobedient but a blessing to the faithful.
Heb 4:12 For the word of God is living, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Israel was delivered from the hand of the Egyptians to a land flowing with milk and honey.
Ex 3:8 And I am come down to deliver them from the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them out of that land, to a good land, and a large, to a land flowing with milk and honey; to the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
Jer 32:22 And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey;
Cattle produces milk and honey for the bees, both depend on well watered, fruitful and fertile land for sustenance. It means abundant supply without measure but Is it possible that there is really a land flowing with milk and honey? Paul fed new members of the Church of God with milk for they are still babes in faith with Christ.
1 Cor 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual, but as to carnal, even as to babes in Christ.
1 Cor 3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
1 Cor 3:3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
1 Tim 4:6 If thou shalt put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou wilt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished by the words of faith and of good doctrine, to which thou hast attained.
God may not be referring to a land flowing with gas & oil but to a land which is the source of truth and righteousness. The land flowing with milk and honey is spiritually the Man of God preaching the gospel of Christ which is the word of God.
Ps 85:11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
Eccles 12:10 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.
Jn 3:34 For he whom God hath sent, speaketh the words of God: for to him God giveth not the Spirit by measure.
Like a sharped two-edge sword, the subject land has two different meaning but beneficial to the recipient – the man of God.
2 Chron 7:14 If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
It is only after the healing that the physical and the spiritual land will continue flowing with milk and honey.