God Asks Us to Take Care of His Creation...three verses, describing our role:
Friends: the Bible is a wonderful book and we need to read it with an open mind. Below are three verses telling us of our role as guardians of our world. God calls us to care for not just the world of our friends but the world of earth. It is a most important calling as God has given us this earth, and he asks us to protect it for our future generations
VERSE ONE: "Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.'" (Genesis 1:26)
We are to protect our wildlife and to do so we must protect our world. To do so we cannot compromise the world for our own selfish purposes. Too much pollution, due to carbon emissions, is simply, too much pollution. To be guardians of the world demands efforts to find answers. They may not be easy but God calls us to be protectors. We cannot deny reality.
VERSE TWO: "Son of man: "This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Woe to the shepherds of Israel who only take care of themselves! Should not shepherds take care of the flock? You eat the curds, clothe yourselves with the wool and slaughter the choice animals, but you do not take care of the flock. You have not strengthened the weak or healed the sick or bound up the injured. You have not brought back the strays or searched for the lost. You have ruled them harshly and brutally."Ezekial 34:2-4
We are not only to keep the land, sea and air clean as God created it, we are to reach out to all people to assist them in making the most of their lives. The more people, who live safely, the better and the safer the world will be.
VERSE TWO:"And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'(Matthew 25:40)"
Our brothers and sisters are not limited to any socio-economic or racial class. Our Lord is very clear that whether rich or poor, whether black, brown, yellow or white, brothers and sisters in Christ encompass all who believe.
Christians, join me in standing up for this gift God gave us ... our incredibly beautiful world.
A last thought ... My sons and my wife have travelled all over the country (as campers) and then much of the world. We have been very fortunate and blessed. Below is one of my most favorite spots ... nothing more beautiful, more peaceful than a chapel amidst the Australian Alps. The Spirit of God was so present amidst this beauty. It is worth fighting for ... this beauty and I commit myself to fight to preserve it. will you join the efforts of the many, who fight to preserve our world.
Please forward a picture of one of your most favorite places of beauty - and share what is did or does for you when you visit. Send it to: Timferguson@lessonsforChristianyouth.com. I look forward to hearing from you.
The story of another beautiful world, similar to our own but without pollution is described in "The Chest of Visions: Secrets of Caperston". It is a unique world, where people are just learning about the existence of God in a personal way. As one 13 year old said after reading the story ... " it made me think about many things in my life and in my walk with God".
Many new reviews of "The Chest of Visions" have been received this past year and can be read at: Would you read what I read?
For Purchase and more reviews click: The Chest of Visions: Secrets of Caperston"When visiting Caperston, particularly their young people, we hear the gospel message just a little more clearly.
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