MAN’S ENVIRONMENT IS OF THE LORD!
The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein (Psalm 24:1).
Today happens to be the International Forest’s Day Celebration; a day set aside by the United Nations Organization to celebrate the essential and importance of forest worldwide which is part of man’s environment in life. God is the Creator of heaven and earth, the Owner of the entire universe including man and his environment in life. The Bible says in the opening text that the earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that man’s environment belongs solely to the Lord in life. Man is part of God’s environment in life forever.
One of the reasons why God created man is to take care of his environment in life. That is why the Bible says in Genesis 2:15, “Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.” Therefore, one of the major assignments giving to man by God was to nurture and take care of his environment in life. When one fails to take care of his environment, he is a failure and disappointment to God in life. Everyman is supposed to be a steward and care-taker of God’s environment in life. Indeed, he is expected to take care of his environment and not to destroy it in life forever.
God who is the greatest Architect and Designer made the environment to be good and beautiful to behold in life. That is the reason why the Bible says in Genesis 1:12, “And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” In fact, the environment that God built and gave to man as a gift was perfectly good in life. God, the greatest Architect and Designer decorated the environment with grass, tress and beautiful flowers in life forever. Happy International Forest’s Day Celebration!
Daily Tip: God who is the greatest Architect and Designer decorated His environment and put man as His care-taker to nurture and as well take care of it in life forever. Shalom!
Golden Text: Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so (Genesis 1:11).
PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED
- Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
- Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
- Oh Lord my God! I receive Your grace to become a good steward and care-taker of Your environment all the days of my life in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of environmental pollution in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.
For Further Study: Genesis 1. RBT: 1 SAMUEL 25-28