10 August 2007

How God Loves the World

by Frank Turk

He causes the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth and wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man’s heart.


Tony Byrne said...

For some reason, I am craving a hamburger now :-)

livestock = beef
plants = lettuce
oil = mayonnaise
bread = bun


I need some sleep!

Zack said...

He also makes it rain upon the just and unjust fellow. But your answer, lifted from Scripture, seems to indicate that God's goodness is shown in the natural world and not just in Christ. I know some people who would be uncomfortable with this (I'm not). Could you in fifty words or less talk about the difference between God's love in the goodness of the creation and God's love in the goodness of Christ?

I can't eat grass by the way. It makes me sick.

Dr Fin said...


God expresses His unfailing love for His fallen, innocent creation through nature and His saving love for sinners in Jesus the Christ.


Do not confuse brevity with conciseness.

FX Turk said...

People. Lord have mercy.

Anonymous said...

God's common grace. In some ways it is almost more amazing than His redemptive grace. Had a discussion about this just today with a disciple at the local Rescue Mission.

Robert N. Landrum said...

Thanks be to God for his blessings.

Dr Fin said...

Centuri0n's comment above is an excellent example of being both concise an brief.

Strong Tower said...


And beer, don't forget the beer.

Stefan Ewing said...

Ah, good old Psalm 104 again. Beautiful stuff. Cent, you really have an eye for good poetry (or the Holy Spirit working through both the psalmist and you...).

Ynottony, your comment is not quite, but almost, priceless!

Stefan Ewing said...

Not seriously: After Phil's provoking the Arminians, Hypercalvinists, and Emergents all in one week, this one might arouse the Prohibitionists, though....

Seriously and humbly: Praise God for His many blessings, and for this universe of wonder and awe that He created and sustains, and into which He has borne us.