What does the Bible say about planting? One way I love to study the Bible is to search for verses about certain topics. Today I am sharing these 11 essential Bible verses about gardening, flowers, sowing seeds, plants, and the harvest. Yes, even the potting shed or barn could use a little inspirational decorating, and these essential bible verses would be perfect!
If you are looking for quotes about gardening, look no further than in the Bible. The Bible uses some wonderful imagery about gardening and planting in all kinds of stories and allegories. The symbolism of the vineyard, the harvest, and more are some of my favorite verses you will find below.
I had a lot of fun researching these verses and creating these mini quote posters. You are free and welcome to use them on your website, print them, share them, etc. Lets spread the garden love! Just please don’t edit them. Here are a few more ideas of ways to use these images:
- Use one as the cover of your farm notebook/binder or planner
- Print for use during a homeschool unit study
- Print them small and use as a card or gift tag
- Hang in the farm kitchen/pantry
11 Bible Verses About Gardening, Harvest, & Planting
1. Acts 14:17
“He did good and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.”
I love this verse because it acknowledges that all the beautiful nature we enjoy was a gift given to us from heaven. I don’t know about you, but when I see rain, trees full of fruit, beautiful flowering gardens, my heart does fill with gladness!
“I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all kind of fruits.”
It is human nature to enjoy beauty and want to surround ourselves with it. Planting gardens and orchards and fruit trees improves the environment around us and adds joy to our lives.
3. Exodus 34:21
“Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shall rest: in earing time and in harvest thou shalt rest.”
Here God has given us His law of working and rest. There is a time to work, and a time to rest, the imagery of the harvest illustrates this well.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith.”
You can know if a tree is good by it’s fruit. The fruit and purpose of the spirit is to bring peace, goodness, and love.
“Thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.”
In this verse is a blessing that those who serve God will be abundant and plentiful, springing up with water.
“Build us houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens and eat the fruit of them.”
In this Bible verse and the next, (verse 6) God is telling the people how he wants them to live. In families, in homes, to plant gardens and be self sufficient and find peace.
7. Mark 4:29
“But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.”
Mark explains in these verses that the Kingdom Of God grows, just like the seed in the earth grows and is harvested.
“He answered and said unto them, he that Soweth the good seed is the Son of man;”
One of the parables of Jesus, the parable of the tares in the field. The Son of Man is the one who sows the good seed.
“He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.”
This wisdom explains that those who plant a garden or a field and work hard to gather it and tend it, are wise. But those who instead sleep and waste their time have caused shame.
10. Psalms 104:14
“He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth.”
To me this Bible verse is beautiful because it shows us that God always provides for His creations.
11. Psalms 107:37
“And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.”
This is another use of garden imagery to symbolize the abundance and increase God will bless his children with.
I hope you enjoyed these 11 Bible Verses about gardening.
They were so fun to compile and think about. Weather you are a gardener, homesteader, farmer, or just a mom with a small garden like me, there is so much to learn from these quotes. You might also enjoy this fun family devotional I put together for my kids about Faith being like a little seed!
Which verse is your favorite? Do you have any to add to the list?