4017 life, animal and plant

4017 life, animal and plant

All living creatures and plants were made by God and are sustained by him.

Animal life

Animals were created by God Ge 2:19; Ps 104:24 See also Ge 1:20-25

Animals are cared for by God Ps 145:15-16; Mt 6:26 pp Lk 12:24 See also Dt 22:7; Ps 104:10-12,14,17-18,21,27; Ps 136:25; Ps 147:9; Jnh 4:11; Mt 10:29

Animal life is controlled by God Da 6:22 See also Nu 22:28; Jnh 1:17; Heb 11:33

Animal life has been placed under human care Ge 1:26 See also Ge 1:28; Ge 2:19; Ge 9:2; Ps 8:6-8; Da 2:38; Heb 2:8; Jas 3:7

Animals serve human needs Ge 3:21; Mt 21:1-3 pp Mk 11:1-3 pp Lk 19:29-31

Animal life saved by Noah from the flood Ge 6:19-22

Animals subsequently given to humanity for food Ge 9:3-4; Dt 12:20-25

Clean and unclean animals Ge 7:2-3; Lev 11:47

Animals used in sacrifice Ge 4:4 See also Ge 8:20; Lev 17:11; Heb 9:22

Animal life glorifies God Ps 148:7; Ps 150:6

Plant life

Plants were created by God Ge 1:11-12

Plant life is often short-lived Mt 6:30 pp Lk 12:28 See also Ps 90:5-6; Ps 103:15-16; Isa 37:27; Isa 51:12; 1Pe 1:24; Isa 40:6-8

Plants are provided for food Ge 1:29-30 See also Ge 2:16-17; Ge 3:2; Ge 9:3; 1Ki 18:5; Job 28:5; Ps 104:14; Ps 147:8-9; Da 4:32; Joel 2:22

Plant life glorifies God Ps 96:12-13

See also

1105God, power of
4005creation
4241Garden of Eden
4402plants
4404food
4528trees
4603animals
5375law
6614atonement
7314blood
8664praise

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