And the Lord God Planted a Garden

planting a garden

The Old Testament people were primarily farmers, or kept sheep and cattle.  Farming is mentioned often.

Genesis 2:15 Yahweh God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate and keep it. 16 Yahweh God commanded the man, saying, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden;

Genesis 26:12  Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year one hundred times what he planted. Yahweh blessed him.


Jesus used gardening as a basis for one of his famous parables.

 Luke 8:5  “The farmer went out to sow his seed. As he sowed, some fell along the road, and it was trampled under foot, and the birds of the sky devoured it.Other seed fell on the rock, and as soon as it grew, it withered away, because it had no moisture.Other fell amid the thorns, and the thorns grew with it, and choked it.Other fell into the good ground, and grew, and produced one hundred times as much fruit.” As he said these things, he called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”


In view of the fact that gardening season is approaching, here is an article that some of you who are considering having gardens this year might enjoy reading.
Prioritizing Your Goals:  3 Steps for a Successful Garden


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