8472 respect, for environment

8472 respect, for environment

Although God created the universe and retains ultimate ownership of it, he has delegated responsibility for the well-being of the earth to the human race. This stewardship includes the care of the animal kingdom and the earth’s natural resources.

God’s creation is to be respected

The earth belongs to God Ps 24:1-2 See also Ex 19:5-6; Lev 25:23; 1Ch 29:14; Ps 50:9-12; Ps 89:11; Hag 2:8

Responsibility to rule and care for the earth has been delegated to the human race Ge 1:26-28 See also Ge 9:1-3; Ps 8:6-8; Ps 115:16; Heb 2:8; Jas 3:7

God himself maintains a caring supervision of his creation Mt 6:26-30 pp Lk 12:24-28 See also Dt 11:10-15; Ps 65:9-13; Mt 5:45

Respect for all nature and animals

Dt 20:19 NIV footnote. See also Ex 23:4-5,10-11; Dt 22:4,6-7; Dt 25:4; Pr 12:10

Respect and care for the earth’s natural resources

Ex 23:10-11 See also Lev 25:1-7; Ne 10:31

See also

1325God, the Creator
4005creation
4026world, God’s creation
4206land
4604animals
5002human race & creation
5054responsibility, examples
7428Sabbath
7482Year of Jubilee

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