For Arborists Only. What is the oldest profession in the world?
It is not the love of men and women, not the sale of goods and services, not the fight for survival. It is not the war or struggle for power, or the trades of artisan or craftsman. It is not the games or glamour of sports, music, and movie stars, and it is not the learning of the doctor, lawyer, scholar, or priest.
The oldest profession in the world is the first job that was given to the first man. Genesis 2. "The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man He had formed...He took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it."
The oldest profession in the world is to care for trees. God's Trees.