26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
K.J.V. Bible Text
Just as God made all the other creatures of the dry land, the sea and the sky, God created us, but God had a special role in mind for us.
This makes me think that we were not just an “afterthought” God had after creating everything else. Like a proud parent anticipating a new child, God created a “nursery” ready for us to dwell in. As a child who is the image of his mother and father, God made us to be images of Him. And he made us masters of all else that he had made.
God gave us “every seed bearing plant on the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it.” To all the beasts of the earth he gave “every green plant for food.” Whether we believe in global warming or not, God’s perfect plan for us requires us to wisely husband the resources he provided.
God gave all that we need to survive and prosper. Surely we can share it in the way he intended and each be content in our own portion.
– Betty Killebrew
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