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Our Dwelling Place Is Well Made By God

Psalm 104:16 (ESV) … “The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.”

In language similar to John 15, the Lord is portrayed as a gardener of the world and of his people. He leaves nothing to chance, as he is intimately involved in providing for the flourishing of the trees he has planted. Even the massive cedars of Lebanon are his plantings, and he satisfies all their needs (cf. Ps 65:9[10]).[1]

In adorning the earth as a place for living, God placed springs in the valleys to give water for animals (vv. 10–12), and He makes things grow that give food for animals and man, and oil (from olive trees) to smooth man’s face (vv. 13–15). Also God provides dwelling places for animals and birds (vv. 16–18). In His wisdom God made the earth amazingly well suited for all forms of life.[2]

[1] Estes, D. J. (2019). Psalms 73–150. (E. R. Clendenen, Ed.) (Vol. 13, pp. 275–276). Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group. [2] Ross, A. P. (1985). Psalms. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 1, p. 869). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.


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