Today is “Earth Day.”
Since it was first organized and celebrated in 1970, environmental concerns have garnered greater national attention and the movement has gained momentum. More and more companies are environmentally conscious. The “Go Green” slogan is familiar to us.
Today’s list offers 5 Biblical principles that you can apply and live by on this Earth Day, as well as every other day.
#1 Remember that God is the Creator of the earth. He’s the provider. The sustainer. And the Owner. It’s his. Not mine. (Gen. 1:1; Ps. 24:1)
#2 God has entrusted us to be managers or stewards of this earth and all that’s in it. (Lk. 16:1-13, 1 Cor. 6:18-20).
#3 As in all areas of stewardship, God requires faithfulness. And will hold us accountable. (1 Cor.4:1).
#4 Let’s honor the owner and not the things owned. Give God the glory, not a tree or a tortoise. Worship the Creator and not the creature, or the created (Rom. 1:17-25).
#5 Realize that one day, as God has foreordained this earth will end. There will be global warming because it will be destroyed by fire (2 Pet. 3:9-10).
Finally, my Mom’s observation as she faced her final days on earth is good to remember, “We’re not put on this earth to live forever.”
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman