“Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.” Then God said, “Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—everything that has life.” And that is what happened.” Genesis 1:28-30
Man was given a job in God’s perfect plan. He was to have domain over all the earth and he was to be fruitful and multiply. God gave man and all the animals food to eat. God made a marvelously complete plan for the provision for His creation. One example of this plan is that squirrels put away food for the winter. The problem is he forgets where he put half of his nuts. If you look at this simple thing you would think that God made a mistake with the memory of the squirrel. God does not make mistakes. It has been found that because of the lost nuts of the squirrel there are 17,000 trees planted per acre. God utilized these animals forgetfulness to provide them a continuing harvest. How wonderful is God’s plan. God tells us, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?” (Matthew 6:25-26) What happened to this perfect plan? Man is the problem. It is man who pollutes the water and the air, ravages the forest, strips the ground and exhausts the resources of earth. We have lost our way and we have no understanding of how to handle the commission given to us to rule and reign in the natural world.
Today’s Bible Reading: Romans 3:9-31