God planted; So must we


Genesis 2:8 indicates that the Lord God planted a garden in Eden on the east side and he put the man, whom he had formed, there. What is interesting to note is that God planted a garden and from these words and the words of Jesus, we can learn that God the Father is the gardener (John 15:1). We know from the creation account that God, like a gardener, got his hands dirty in the dust of the ground (from where he fashioned his creation).

The Bible teaches us that the word of God is a seed that needs to be sowed (planted) so that it can take root and bring forth fruit  (Luke 8:11). It also advises that those who sow sparingly shall reap sparingly and those who sow bountifully shall reap bountifully (2 Corinthians 9:6). God planted and so must we (plant bountifully). The Apostle Paul said that he “planted” and Apollos watered, but it was God who gave the increase (1 Corinthians 3:6).

Points to ponder:
Our job is to plant and to water (nourish) but it is God who gives the increase, but he cannot do so, unless we plant. God is the gardener; Are you one? Am I one?

Genesis 2:8 (KJV)
And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

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One thought on “God planted; So must we

  1. Yea – I am with you fully in this aspect — my topic for research for this year is ” apathy of the local Churches to the physical and spiritual environment”. lpk amma

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