4406 agriculture

4406 agriculture

The science of cultivation. The task, given to humanity, of cultivating the land is a reflection of God’s own care for his creation.

A major activity for humanity

Ge 2:15 See also Ge 3:23; Ge 4:2,12; Ge 9:20; Ge 47:19; Dt 8:7-8; 1Ki 19:19; 2Ch 26:10; Isa 37:30

Growth is according to the sovereign will of God

He has established the seasons Ge 8:22; Ac 14:17 See also Lev 26:4; Jer 5:24

He provides for the growth of the crops Ps 65:9 See also Ps 104:14; Ps 107:37-38; Ps 147:8; Eze 34:26-27; Zec 8:12; Mt 6:30; 2Co 9:10

OT laws for agriculture showed how to co-operate with God Lev 19:19 See also Lev 19:23; Lev 25:3-4; Dt 22:10

Harvest festivals were for thanking God for his provision Ex 34:22 See also Lev 23:10,39-41; Dt 16:10,13

Cultivation was affected by the fall

Ge 3:17 See also Ge 3:18-19; Ge 4:12; Ge 5:29; Ro 8:20

Agricultural images of God’s action among his people

Isa 5:7; Mt 9:37; Jn 12:24 See also Isa 17:5-6; Isa 24:13; Jer 8:20; Jer 50:16; Jer 51:33; Hos 6:11; Mt 13:3-8 pp Mk 4:3-8 pp Lk 8:5-8; Mt 13:18-23 pp Mk 4:13-20 pp Lk 8:11-15; Mt 13:24-30; Mk 4:26-29; Jn 4:35-38

See also

1325God, the Creator
4017life, animal & plant
4430crops
4454gleaning
4464harvest
4468horticulture
4498ploughing
4510sowing & reaping
4522threshing
4538vineyard
4550winnowing
4970seasons of year

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