Expositions

God’s Garden

(Genesis 2-3)   It would seem that God is the original gardener.  And what a garden he planted.  It was paradise!  Yet, what made it paradise is not the variety of beautiful and tasty plants, but God’s own presence therein.   God strolled freely with Adam and Eve in the garden.  Even the pits of hell […]

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Adam’s Garden

(Genesis 4)   What a contrast Adam’s garden is to God’s.  Adams is filled with rocks, thorns, and thistles.  It requires the sweat of the brow to be worked, and where was the eternal spring of water to nourish the produce?  And where was the presence of God, walking freely within? There is such a […]

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Noah’s Vineyard

(Genesis 9: 20-29)   What a picture of human nature we have painted for us here by Moses.  Noah, “the preacher of righteousness” to quote Peter, had just exited the ark and planted a vineyard.  Though that is not a bad thing in itself, what he does next is.  Noah becomes drunk and in some […]

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The Jordan Valley

 (Genesis 13)   When Abram offered Lot a choice of land to settle in, Lot chose the Jordan Valley for it was well watered as Eden had been.  Abram trusted in the Lord for his provision, but it is clear here, that Lot evaluated things by the way of men.  But what he found in […]

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The Promised Land

 (Joshua 1)   The Israelites had been slaves in Egypt, having had to work to irrigate the gardens which they grew, they had traveled through the desert, with God as an oasis from the elements, and they were about to enter into the Promised Land.  This land was to be a place much like Eden, […]

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