Natural Wisdom Part 1: The Duty to Care
When God gives a good blessing, it comes with the responsibility (duty/obligation) of taking care of it. God gave us the indescribably wonderful blessing of our home planet earth with its natural environment. To be responsible with a blessing from God means to take care of it. If we don’t take care of our blessings, God will take them away ….
Hello Readers, hope all’s well.
Today it’s time for another post, but I’m starting up a new series on this blog. Today is the first post in the series.
My new series is called: Natural Wisdom. It’s all about the Spiritual lessons and Christian insights to be gained from nature, caring for nature, and working in nature. Working on the land and caring for it is a very Spiritual activity and a good way to get close to God. God teaches us many things through nature. And I hope to learn as many of those lessons as I can.
I wanted to title this series Wisdom of Wilderness, but that’s the copyrighted title of a book by Gerald May, an excellent Christian author. I have that book in my reading queue, and will read it soon as I can (many books are in front of it in line). Another title I thought of was Wilderness Wisdom, but that was too close to the first one.
Anyway, moving on. I’ve written a few posts before on Christian lessons I’ve learned by gardening. God teaches us a lot through nature, and gardening. You can check out some of those other posts, like Consider the ‘Lowly’ Ant and Reasons for Rain. And there are more posts too, going even further back on my blog’s timeline.
The reason I’m starting this series now is that this year, 2022, I’ve kicked into overdrive when it comes to working on my land. This year I plan to go beyond gardening, and move into the realm of small-scale farming. But before I can get there, I have to work the land I live on, and that’s the stage I’m at right now. It’s OK to think ahead, but we have to deal with the stage we’re…