Every year spring comes gently in on the breeze to warm both the winter-chilled earth and hearts. Mine included. With every spring my mind seems to take a sudden shift towards the garden. I image planting vegetable seeds, prepping beds for flowers, creating a new herb garden, and much more. This time of year fills my soul with rejuvenated life!
The Bible discusses the topic of gardening quite a few times in analogies, stories, Psalms, and Proverbs. As I already mentioned, my mind drastically shifts to thoughts of the garden this time of year, so these types of verses and passages appear to stand out so much more than normal to me.
I enjoy pondering the following verses while I dream my garden into being and begin tending to that which must be done for the coming planting season.
Below you will find 10 Bible verses that focus on gardening. I hope you find each one encouraging and impactful for your specific situation. I strongly encourage you to also read each of these verses in your own Bible so that you may gain context for why they exist and have power in your life. This list is intended to be a starting point towards viewing gardening from a Biblical perspective, but never the landing zone. May you take the verses you read here, pray them over yourself, discuss them with loved ones, and begin to take steps towards growth. I’ve also listed a few more encouragement posts, rooted in Scripture, at the very end of this entry.
10 Bible Verses on Gardening
“Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.”
“The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”
“For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.”
“It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.”
“For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, that flow out of valleys and hills; a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and [date] honey”
“Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith!”
“And he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. As soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all has taken place.
“But I will bless the person who puts his trust in me. He is like a tree growing near a stream and sending out roots to the water. It is not afraid when hot weather comes, because its leaves stay green; it has no worries when there is no rain; it keeps on bearing fruit.”
“The LORD will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.”
Scripture discusses gardening so many more times than I’ve listed here, so I encourage you to read the Bible and find more for yourself. Please also read each of these verses in your own Bible so that you may gain context for why they exist and have power in your life. There is power in the Word of God over all things, including “little” things such as gardening.
Find More Encouragement
- For the Homemaker | Quotes to Encourage
- Good Interest | From this Verse
- Identified or Simply Interested? | Oswald Chambers
- God’s Great Heart | Billy Graham
- Hope Lives Here