Till and Keep Your Life/Garden
Key verses of scripture in this teaching
Mark 4:3-8 (RSV)
3 "Listen! A sower went out to sow.
4 And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.
5 Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it had not much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil;
6 and when the sun rose it was scorched, and since it had no root it withered away.
7 Other seed fell among thorns and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain.
8 And other seeds fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold."
Luke 8:11-15 (NKJV)
"Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
12 Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
13 But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.
14 Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity.
15 But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep#2722
it and bear fruit with patience#5281
Genesis 2:15 (KJV)
(Till and Guard
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden#1588
of Eden to dress#5647
) it and to keep#8104
Proverbs 12:11 (RSV)
He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits has no sense.
Proverbs 4:23 (NKJV)
your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.
Proverbs 4:23 (NLT)
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
Mark 7:20-23 (RSV)
20 And he said, "What comes out of a man is what defiles a man.
21 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, fornication, theft, murder, adultery,
22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.
23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a man."
2 Timothy 1:14 (AMP)
Guard and keep [with the greatest care] the precious and excellently adapted [Truth] which has been entrusted [to you], by the [help of the] Holy Spirit Who makes His home in us.
Luke 11:28 (RSV)
But he said, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!"
Mark 9:7 (RSV)
And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, "This is my beloved Son; listen to him."
Isaiah 58:11 (RSV)
And the LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your desire with good things, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden#1588
, like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
Genesis 3:8 (NKJV)
And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.
John 14:16-17 (NKJV)
16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever--
17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NKJV)
19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.