Category Archives: Expanded Comparisons

Connecting the Biblical Metaphors of Light and Vegetation

The Bible makes extensive use of physical realities to teach about spiritual realities.  One expansive set of comparisions revolves around light.  Another of them is vegetation. Consider then how this verse links those two metaphors: Psalm 97:11 Light is sown … Continue reading

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Christ and the Language of Covenant and Marriage

The Scriptures are replete with references to covenant and marriage.  Of course, marriage is a covenant; therefore the vocabulary ften overlaps.  Many of these references are literal references to marriage or covenant, but many others are figuratively applications to man’s … Continue reading

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Terms of Light and Darkness Provide Comparisons to Spiritual Realities

The Scriptures speak of light and darkness in the first day of creation: Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, … Continue reading

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The Vocabulary of Warfare Provides Many Comparisons to Spiritual Realities

The Old Testament makes great use of martial or military terms in the Old Testament because warfare was a reality of life for ancient Israel.  Nevertheless, Jesus Christ never raised arms against others and taught His disciples to follow His … Continue reading

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The World of Animals Provides Many Comparisons to Spiritual Realities

On the fifth day, God created the animals of heaven above and the sea below. On the sixth day, He created the animals of the earth itself. Genesis 1:20 Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living … Continue reading

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The World of Vegetation Provides Many Comparisons to Spiritual Realities

Consider what happened on the third day of creation: Genesis 1:9 Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. Genesis 1:10 God called the … Continue reading

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