We Are Living Expressions of the Word (2 Cor. 3:2) Every story, every parable, every principle in the Bible is given to provide insight into the ways our hearts, minds, and bodies are designed to function. For example: Isaiah 53:6 talks about how we are like sheep – he does not say we are sheep. […]
…You although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among other shoots and now share in the nourishing root of the olive tree. (Romans 11:17) I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
Then the Lord God took the man and placed him in the Garden of Eden to cultivate and keep it.—Genesis 2:15 Cultivate: to improve by labor, care, or study; to refine or cultivate the mind (Merriam-Webster.com). God in His perfection and goodness created a garden and mankind (in His own image and likeness). He put