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8 Bible Verses about Agriculture, Qualities Needed
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Does he who plows for sowing plow all the time? Does he keep on breaking up and harrowing his field? When he has leveled its surface, he scatters caraway and sows cumin, doesn't he? He plants wheat in rows, barley in its designated place, and feed for livestock around its borders, doesn't he? His God instructs him regarding the correct way, directing him how to plant.read more.
For caraway is not threshed with a sharp sledge, nor is a cart wheel rolled over cumin. Instead, caraway is winnowed with a stick, and cumin with a rod. It must be ground; one cannot keep threshing it forever. Even if he drives his cart and horses over it, he cannot crush it. This insight also comes from the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, who is distinguished in practical advice and magnificent in sound wisdom."
Keep well informed of the condition of your flocks and pay attention to your herds, because riches don't endure forever, and crowns don't last from one generation to the next. When the grass disappears, and new growth appears, the mountain spices will be harvested,read more.
the lambs will supply your clothing, and your goats the price of a field. You will have enough goat's milk to drink and to supply your household needs, as well as sustenance for your servant girls.
So be patient, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious crop from his land, being patient with it until it receives the fall and the spring rains.
Even though the fig tree does not blossom, and there are no grapes on the vines; even if the olive harvest fails, and the fields produce nothing edible; even if the flock is snatched from the sheepfold, and there is no herd in the stalls as for me, I will rejoice in the LORD. I will find my joy in the God who delivers me. The LORD God is my strength he will make my feet like those of a deer, equipping me to tread on my mountain heights. For the choir director: On my stringed instruments.
Isn't he really speaking for our benefit? Yes, this was written for our benefit, because the one who plows should plow in hope, and the one who threshes should thresh in hope of sharing in the crop.