The Need for Care and Compassionate Use of Earth’s Resources

The Need for Care and Compassionate Use of Earth’s Resources

There is need for us to recognize how important our environment is. It is the platform or foundation on which we live. If we do not take care of our environment we will all suffer for it, hence it is the joint responsibility of everyone to contribute to the sustenance of our environment.

depelting-earth-resourcesWe should take cognizance of the way we use earth resources because they are limited, they will not continue to be available forever, which is, water, gas, oil, trees, animals, forests, air, etc. Many people use these things as if they are unlimited in supply. Many species of animals, birds, fish, plants, and other organisms have gone into extinction as a result of this, yes many do not realize that they need to change in the way they use earth resources.

God created all of these resources for our use, and He even make them in a way that they can be regenerated if they get exhausted, but the truth of the matter is that the rate at which they are being depleted far outpaces the rate at which they are being regenerated. Many times, regeneration can take up to over hundreds of thousands of years before it fully takes place, hence many of these resources will never be allowed to get regenerated.

The earth and all its available resources are being used without any respect for the law of nature. Many people don’t find it difficult to believe there is God, but they don’t understand that He who created the earth wants us to use it in His way.

We need to ‘see’ God in our environment because He is not restricted to heaven alone. He is in the trees of the forest, among the animals in the bush or fishes of the sea. The works of Jesus are not restricted to saving souls alone, but to reconciling all things to God.

The time has come for us to begin to do what God created us for, that of care and compassionate use of the earth. God gave to Adam the special task of continuing the beautification of earth by making use of its resources in the way ordained by God. We are descendants of Adam and the same task extends to us. We need to harness the potentials in the oceans, forests, sky and other available places and use them for God’s glory.

When we use earth resources in a way that problems like pollution, oil spillage, killing of wildlife results, we are doing the damages directly to Jesus.

If God who created the earth is still sustaining and investing in it till today, it only shows that He values His creation, and if He has put us in charge; to dominate, to multiply, and to subdue the earth, then it also means that He holds us with high regard.

If we hold a special position in the creation of God, if the Almighty can entrust us to keep and care for His creation, then we too should reciprocate back by appreciating Him for it.

We should devote our lives to worship, serve, and obey Him all the days of our lives, at least for the earth’s resources that He has given to us.

worship-the-LordA day for this purpose has been set aside already, it is called the creation day, and it falls on the first Sunday of March of every year. It is a day that we all ought to offer praise and worship to God in recognition of His great love for us, but unfortunately many do not know about this day talk less of giving it the recognition it deserves.

Here we are pushing forward the idea of making this Day of Creation a fully recognized holiday, and will like you to join us just by registering here.

The First Assignment Given to Adam

The First Assignment Given to Adam

The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it. Gen. 2:15 NLT

Adam was the first man created by God, and indeed the best of his creation because God created him exactly like Himself. He was to carry the image of the invisible God and dominate over other creatures.

the-garden of-edenGod made the Garden of Eden and put Adam there and gave him his first assignment; that of tilling the land. The garden was so well arranged that Adam do not need to actually do anything before he would eat; no farming, no hunting, etc. for all the plants and animals in the garden were under his authority, and he was at liberty to eat any of them, except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the middle of the garden.

This singular command from God gives us an insight into one of the plans of God for man- that of taking care of the earth so that all the earth must continue to flourish in fruitfulness, and be at peace.

The way of the Lord is that there is partnership between Him and man. He is to play His role, and man too will play his, then the earth will be like heaven.

God gave this command to Adam alone but He never changed it even after He sent Adam out of the garden, hence the first assignment that Adam received is still in force today, we the descendant of Adam must do it so that God the creator of heaven and earth can be happy with us and bless us.

If God does not love His earth, He will not give the best of His creation, which is man, the job of taking care of the earth.

We do not need to worship the earth, but we are to use it with the consciousness of the fact that the owner wants it preserved and used according to His will.

“You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.” Rev 4:11 NKJV

By His will we were created and are sustained, we must use every avenue to worship and glorify Him. A day globally accepted as the creation day has been set aside for this purpose, but because of our ever busy nature we have not given this day any recognition.

It is time that we recognize the day of creation, and make it a global holiday in which the whole world will worship Him with high praise and holy reverence.