To get anything from flint, you have to hammer away at it. And even then, you only get sparks. It gives nothing away if it can help it, and if it does- it is with a great display.
To get anything from the sponge, you have to squeeze it. It is good natured, yields to pressure, and gives more, the more it is squeezed. Still, it must be squeezed.
Honeycomb To get anything from the honeycomb, one takes what flows naturally from it. It gives freely, without pressure or begging or badgering. Unlike the others, the honeycomb is connected to life. It is constantly being renewed.
Those who are like the honeycomb give because they are aware their lives are constantly being regenerated and their resources being replenished as they are given away. Prov 19:17, Matt 10:42, James 1:17, 2Cor 8:1-5, 12-15 When we are connected to the Lord, the giver of all things, we can never run dry..We will receive in the same manner in which we give – 2 Cor 9:6 “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will reap sparingly, but whoever sows generously will also reap generously.”