Caring for creation

August 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Perspectives

Christians have different opinions about issues like global warming and climate change, but most agree on God’s command in Genesis that humans should “rule over” and take care of His creation.

The Evangelical Environmental Network is based on the same teaching and exists to help Christians “tend the garden” in God-honoring ways. The non-profit organization also seeks to provide a lens through which Christians can understand the theological and spiritual aspects of current environmental policies.

The EEN also recognizes that many “environmental” issues have significant impact on the poor and needy around the world, and that stewardship of natural resources and reduction in pollution can reduce the impact of poverty.

Psalm 148 is one of many scriptures declaring the glory and beauty of God’s creation. Take a moment to thank him for the world he created for us!

Praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in the heights above.

Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts.

Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars.

Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.

Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created.

He set them in place for ever and ever, he gave a decree that will never pass away.

Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,

lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding,

you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars,

wild animals and all cattle,

small creatures and flying birds,

kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth,

young men and maidens, old men and children.

Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.