“Does God care about how bad things are on this planet?”
This is a common question. But I think we should be asking a different question.
How would it change our perspective if we asked this question,
“What have we done to God’s good earth that He gave to us for our home?”
I’m asking, “Where is mankind in the face of so much evil?”
Review the facts
- God originally gave humans responsibility to “fill the earth and govern it.” To “Reign over” or “rule over” the sub-human order (Genesis 1:28).
- The repeated phrase, “I give you every…” (in Genesis 1:29-30) revealed that the earth was originally God’s gift to us for our benefit.
- When originally given, the earth was (in God’s own words) “very good” (Genesis 1:31).
- So the earth is in a sense ours “to work it and take care of it” (Genesis 2:15).
- Ultimately “the earth…
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