In verse 15, humans were placed in the Garden of Eden and instructed to ‘work it and take care of it’. In other words, God has given us the responsibility to act as stewards of his creation – to care for, manage, oversee and protect all that God owns. This does not give us free licence to exploit and abuse God’s earth.
- 1 What does the Bible say about being stewards of the earth?
- 2 What does God say about protecting the earth?
- 3 Where in the Bible does God tell us to take care of the earth?
- 4 What does the Bible say about Worshipping the earth?
- 5 Do you agree that humans are the stewards of the earth?
- 6 What does it mean to be stewards of the earth?
- 7 Why does God want us to take care of our environment?
- 8 How can we take care of our environment?
- 9 Why should we take care of our environment?
- 10 What does the Bible say about conservation?
- 11 What did Jesus say about nature?
What does the Bible say about being stewards of the earth?
To look after the Earth, and thus God’s dominion, is the responsibility of the Christian steward. A useful quote explaining stewardship can be found in Psalm 24:1: ” The Earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it”.
What does God say about protecting the earth?
Genesis 1:26 “Then God said, ‘ Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. ‘”
Where in the Bible does God tell us to take care of the earth?
Leviticus 25 reveals a God who wants the land to be looked after and for all people to have access to the earth’s resources. As such, it is a good biblical example of why Christians should care about environmental rights.
What does the Bible say about Worshipping the earth?
Revelation 7:9 describes what worship in heaven will look like “ every nation, tribe, and tongue” worshipping God before His throne. If earth is to serve as preparation for heaven, then our worship and the church on earth should aim to look more like heaven.
Do you agree that humans are the stewards of the earth?
According to the biblical witness, human beings are instructed by God to be stewards of the Earth. They are to oversee it; to manage it; to care for it; to appreciate it; to protect it; to help it to flourish. In Genesis 1:26-28, God gives human beings “dominion.” But “dominion” isn’t about domination.
What does it mean to be stewards of the earth?
Earth stewardship involves shaping trajectories of social-ecological change at local-to-global scales to enhance ecosystem resilience and human well-being. Earth stewardship requires a new ethic of environmental citizenship on the part of individuals, businesses, and governments.
Why does God want us to take care of our environment?
God commissions us to rule over the creation in a way that sustains, protects, and enhances his works so that all creation may fulfill the purposes God intended for it. We must manage the environment not simply for our own benefit but for God′s glory.
How can we take care of our environment?
Ten Simple Things You Can Do to Help Protect the Earth
- Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Cut down on what you throw away.
- Volunteer. Volunteer for cleanups in your community.
- Conserve water.
- Choose sustainable.
- Shop wisely.
- Use long-lasting light bulbs.
- Plant a tree.
Why should we take care of our environment?
Protects our Ecosystem Our environment is what houses and helps our ecosystem grow and thrive. Without protecting and taking care of our environment we’re putting so many lives at danger such as animals, plants and crops, and even our own. All of the ecosystems that make up our environment are deeply connected.
What does the Bible say about conservation?
Energy conservation is faithful stewardship. The gifts of God’s creation are to be conserved over time for God’s children. “This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations” (Gen 9:12).
What did Jesus say about nature?
“ Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.” “I am establishing my covenant with every living creature.”