Many people, especially in the organic movement, often refer to land as having ‘life’. Obviously much of this comes from earth worship and the idea of ‘Mother Earth’. Others, coming from an industrial mindset, tend to view land as a growing medium used to hold plants in place while they feed on chemical fertilizers. As Born-again farmers, we don’t need to decide which side we agree with. Instead, we need to go back to the Scriptures and see what God says about land. Instead of giving you my own opinion up front in this post, I would like to throw out a discussion question and try to get you to think before I give you my thoughts. Here is the question:
In regards to the land, do you think the Bible supports the idea that it should be treated as something living, or non-living? Why? How does this impact our management of the land?