Too Many Weeds?

a: God of israel ~
b: like a gardener

What: "Yahweh, the God of Israel, is like a gardener. This is an image used in Isaiah and Jeremiah. Walter Brueggemann writes that this is a "metaphor of sustenance," and there are a handful of others in the prophets - potter, shepherd, mother, and healer. Like a gardener God both cultivates and plucks up."

Writer: Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
Date: Apr 18 2012 9:30 PM

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