Scripture Reading: Gen. 1: 24-28
24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
27 So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
Whether you are an evolutionist or a creationist or somewhere in-between, there is one thing you can’t deny. We have been given quite a gift in this planet that we are living on and while we were given authority over it, we were also given the duty to take care of it. The creation of the Heavens and Earth was the first act by God and all other acts flow from it. Without the Earth, there would have neither been a Garden of Eden nor would there have been a primordial ooze out of which the earliest creatures had slinked. If we do not take care of God’s creation, a creation that he entrusted to us, who will? I mean, think back to when you were a teen. If you borrowed your parents’ car and brought it back wrecked, that’s not being a good steward, is it? Well, same thing goes for God’s creation. Easy-Peasy.
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