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Six Bible Verses About Faith and the Environment


Written by Plant With Purpose on July 14, 2016 in General, List

 


 

He determines the number of the stars
and calls them each by name.
Psalm 147:4

 

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From Genesis to Revelation, we see God’s unique relationship with his creation. As creator, he values the earth in its entirety and invites us in to stewardship of creation. Below are a few verses that start to build a biblical case for creation care.
 


 

1. God instructs us to take care of the earth

The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. (Genesis 2:15)
 

2. All created things belong to the Lord

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it:
(Psalm 24:1)
 

3. God makes himself known through creation

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. (Romans 1:20)
 

4. Creation also waits to be redeemed

For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God. (Romans 8:19-21)
 

5. Jesus’ death on the cross reconciles all things

And through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. (Colossians 1:20)
 

6. God involves us in the ministry of reconciliation

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19)
 


 

Be inspired! Watch Dr. Jeff Schloss, Distinguished Professor of Biology at Westmont College, share more about faith and the environment.
 


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