7 Things God Says about the Earth and Caring for it

7 Things God Says about the Earth and Caring for it
With Earth Day approaching (April 22), it's a perfect time to consider God's plan for how humans are to care for the earth. From the creation of the world until today, the Bible gives us guidance on what God has to say about our duty to act as stewards of the earth and everything God created to inhabit it. Although God's good vision for the care of the earth has been marred by humans in many ways, hopefully looking back to Scripture will reestablish a right view of the role we as humans and as Christ-followers play in caring for God's amazing Creation.

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1. Humans are given the task of stewarding the earth.

In the very first book of the Bible-Genesis--God places Adam in the Garden of Eden to "tend and watch over it" (Genesis 2:15). God of course is capable of caring for the earth He created Himself, but it is significant that he assigns this task to the people He created. Anyone who has ever tended a garden, helped clean up city streets, or planted new trees has likely felt the joy of this task.

 

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