The Lord has given me an inclination to work on a project concerning how the Lord speaks on Gardening and creating a sustainable food system. Sowing the ground and gaining the harvest with a biblical worldview. I pray that this research will be a guide to bring forth the fruit of the land by the hand of God through man.
The beginning is to establish the foundations of creation as good. On the third day God sowed with the command for the earth to bring forth grass and herbs, and fruit bearing trees that had the seed of themselves within. Gen 1:11-12.
Gen 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
On the six day man was created in the image of God. Man was given the command to be fruitful, multiply, replenish and subdue the earth. Also to take dominion of the fish of the sea, over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth. Gen 1:28
God gave man every herb bearing seed, every tree that is yielding seed for food. The animals as well as were given the green herbs for food. Basically before the fall of Adam there were was no consumption of animal by products in Eden for man and animal. Gen 1:30 And God said it was very good.
There also was rest after the six days of creation to repose, to celebrate the creation.
Genesis chapter two brings in a better view in which God created the plants. This chapter is used by the evolutionist in an attempt to sow contradictions in the creation account. The answer to this supposed contradiction is simple as chapter two clearly begins is that on the seventh day Elohim (creator God) blessed (barak, eth) and sanctified the day. The answer is in the language. The Hebrew word Barak means to kneel to give adoration as well ETH is used in the demonstrative sense to point out the verb or the noun of the subject. So Elohim is clearly taking repose and blessing himself as the creation is good. Yes GOD loves praise and adoration. He is joyous to see his work. He loves to reflect upon his will being accomplished within His creation. This shows the charge to reflect to take repose to bless the creator for the creation. So back to the argument, in verse four of chapter two it is clearly stated that these are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created. This means that Chapter two is God’s reflection; this is God recalling and bringing forth further details as the Lords word so often times does in other areas of the bible.
So to summarize, there is an intelligent creator God, Yahweh, that takes delight in His creation and he created it good. The creator of all things gives charge to reflect and bless him for his creation. By missing the crucial point of a creator God that enjoys his creation, false ideologies and faiths arise such as Darwinian evolution and pantheism. In addition God created plants to be in there specific kinds to bear fruit and bring forth seed and to multiply. Man was given the charge to be responsible for and in the creation by taking dominion, multiplying, replenishing, and subduing the earth.
With these base presuppositions established a correct worldview can be built and a sustainable food system. I pray that these words ring true to your heart and that the Lord Jesus Christ bless you.
-J. Clinton (Foodie Father with a Vision)
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