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5053 responsibility, for God’s world

5053 responsibility, for God’s world

All humanity has a moral obligation under God to one another, whether as national leaders, ministers, spouses, parents, children, believers or simply as human beings. This moral obligation is shown in the Scriptures to also include the animal kingdom and the environment.

The responsibility of national leaders

To reward good and punish evil Ro 13:3-4 See also Pr 16:12

To administer justice Pr 31:4-5,8-9 See also Dt 27:19; Pr 14:31; Pr 17:5; Pr 29:4,14

The responsibility of Christian leaders

To care for believers 1Pe 5:2 See also Jn 21:15-17; Ac 20:28

To preach, teach and handle the Scriptures properly 2Ti 2:15; 2Ti 4:2 See also Eze 33:6

The responsibility of those who are married

To love each other Eph 5:25; Tit 2:4

To mutually honour each other Eph 5:22; 1Pe 3:7 See also 1Pe 3:1

The responsibility of parents to their children

Eph 6:4 See also Dt 6:7; Pr 13:24; Pr 22:6; 1Ti 3:4; Tit 2:4

The responsibility of children to honour their parents

Eph 6:1-3 See also Dt 5:16

The responsibility of every believer to represent Jesus Christ in the world

Mt 5:13,14; Mt 28:19-20 See also Mk 16:15; Ac 1:8

The responsibility of every human being to love God and others

Lk 10:27 pp Mt 22:37-39 pp Mk 12:29-31 See also Dt 6:5; Lev 19:18; 1Sa 20:17; Pr 14:31; Mt 5:43-45; Lk 10:28-37

The responsibility to exercise dominion over the animal kingdom and creation

Ge 1:26; Pr 12:10 See also Ge 9:2; Ex 23:5; Dt 22:4,6-7; Dt 25:4; Ps 8:6-8

See also

4005creation
4029world, human beings in
4603animals
5001human race, the
5366king
5702husband
5731parents
5744wife
7939ministry
7948mission
8242ethics, personal
8472respect for environment