Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Opus 2014-47: The Cause of Yardwork

I am reading a book of sermons by a man named Phillips Brooks.  The book was published in 1895 so I would not be surprised if you have never heard of him.  In one sermon he was talking about nature in regard to creation and the righteous state nature was in before the Fall.  That put me in tangent mode.  Before the fall Adam was given the world to subdue. 
(Gen 1:28 KJV)  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
This was while still in the Garden of Eden.  At that point could he tend the garden with verbal commands?  Could he say, “Stop growing” and have the weeds respond?  Was tending the garden an exercise in creativity and imagination instead of the sweat of his brow?  Could he change the color of the flowers based on his preference of the day?  This is obviously speculation.

Think about it.  Just as sin was caused by rebellion and disobedience, are plants now rebellious?  Is Bermuda grass an expression or original sin?  We know that sin saturated all of creation. 
(Rom 8:22 KJV)  For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
Consider how in Proverbs the oceans were ordered to stay in bounds.
(Pro 8:29 KJV)  When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
Did sin allow the waters to rebel?  Before sin abounded were the laws of nature different?  This might explain how when we have glorified bodies we might be able to do the things that Jesus did after His resurrection.

One of the possible things to look forward to in eternity is a lack of yardwork.  Unless, of course, you enjoy yardwork.  But would you go to heaven if you enjoy yardwork?

homo unius libri

1 comment:

  1. Yardwork certainly comes under the category "Sweat of the brow."

    Grace and peace.


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