STEWARDSHIP OF EARTH & ANIMALS


– Excerpted From a Discussion on Stewardship –
of
Earth and Animals Stewardship

The following question was posed with statements and response: “What does the Bible inform us about being good stewards of the earth and animals?

Please include scripture references.

I believe with all my heart that God created man to be good stewards of His creation until the day He calls us home. The earth and everything that breathes the air, drinks the water and every other thing, are that creation.

I feel we should do what we can to preserve and protect God’s creation rather than to wontonly cause harm and destroy. Then we can also be comforted in knowing we did our best to care for and nurture His glorious creation as He would have it done. He left us in charge over it as many of the parable told by Jesus illustrates: Matthew 20:1, “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard… Matthew 25:21 KJV
…His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

We need to remember Matthew 10:29 – that even the sparrow does not fall to the ground without His notice. Isn’t that awesome? When we stand before God in judgment we do not want Him to ask us why we stood idle and let so many sparrows fall.”

D.M.

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