4060 nature

4060 nature

God’s creation, often with special reference to plant and animal life.

Nature is God’s creation

Ps 89:11 See also Isa 45:12; Jer 27:5; Ac 4:24; Ac 14:15; Ac 17:24; Rev 4:11; Rev 10:6

Plants Ge 1:11-12 See also Ge 2:4-9; Ps 104:14-16

Land and sea Ps 24:1 See also Ge 1:9-10; Job 38:4-11; Isa 40:12; Am 5:8; Jnh 1:9

The sun, moon and stars Job 9:9 See also Ge 1:14-18; Ps 8:3; Ps 148:3-5; Jer 31:35

Animals Ge 1:20-22 See also Job 12:7-10; Ps 104:25

Human beings Ex 4:11; Isa 45:12 The Genesis creation accounts put human beings at the height of God’s creation: Ge 1:26-27; Ge 2:7
Ps 95:6; Ps 100:3; Pr 22:2; Jer 27:5

The distinction between humanity and the rest of nature

God created human beings alone in his image Ge 1:26-27; Col 3:9-10 See also Ge 5:1; Ge 9:6; Jas 3:9

Humanity is the steward of nature Ps 115:16 See also Ge 1:26-30; Ge 2:15; Ps 8:5-8

God is active in nature

In sustaining nature Mt 10:29 pp Lk 12:6 See also Ps 147:1-17; Ac 17:24-28; Col 1:17; Heb 2:10

In providing for plant life Lev 26:4; Mt 6:28-29 pp Lk 12:27 See also Job 38:25; Ps 104:14-16; Jnh 4:6-10

In the elements and seasons Ps 135:7 See also Ge 8:22; Job 5:10; Job 36:27; Job 37:11-13; Jer 10:13

God makes himself known through the natural order

Job 36:24-26 See also Ps 8:1-4; Ps 19:1-3; Ac 14:15-17; Ac 17:24-28; Ro 1:18-21

See also

1325God, the Creator
1330God, the provider
1440revelation, creation
4005creation
4016life, human
4017life, animal & plant
4025world, the
4402plants
4603animals
4969seasons
5001human race, the
5556stewardship

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