Most of us are more familiar with the tribe of Judah than any of the other eleven. The fourth son of Jacob and Leah, his name means “praise or to be praised” and is the tribe identified with praise, worship, and salvation. In Genesis 49, we see that Judah is a tribe of authority and strength. Judah’s worship and praise produced an atmosphere of victory over the enemy. No wonder, then, that Judah is closely connected to the month of Nissan, for this is the month when the Lord delivered His people from bondage in Egypt. Jesus, a member of the tribe of Judah, was crucified and resurrected during the month of Nissan. Judah goes first in praise and releases worship that moves the heart of God.
We have spent several days clearing roots, vines, and weeds from a large portion of Judah in preparation for rose planting. Roses have been grown in the Middle East for thousands of years and certainly belong in a biblical garden. Additionally, roses are often associated with royalty, and Judah is certainly a royal tribe! Over the next couple of weeks, we will be clearing new pathways and preparing planting beds in the Judah portion of our garden. Judah goes first, so that is where we will begin with the first phase of garden design and planting.
Take a look at some of the garden warriors at work in Judah’s rose garden!