The Responsibility Factor

30 Dec

Focus on God’s Word:  Genesis 1:26

God Spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature so they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, and, yes, Earth itself, and every animal  that moves on the face of Earth.”

God Speaks through His Word:

What does it look like—to reflect God’s nature?  ResponsibilityGod clearly says here in this first chapter of the Bible that His nature is to be responsible.  And in reflecting that nature we too are responsible. God has created every living thing with an amazing self-preservation system–the fish, the birds, the animals and yes, mankind.  Yet we are the only ones given the responsibility to care for others.  Are we doing that?

Have you listened to or read the news lately?  It appears few are showing responsibility in caring for anything other than self.  Such a simple request God had for mankind considering the amazing world He entrusted to our care.  When any of us gives a gift we experience this same passing on of responsibility.  We are honored if the one gifted cares for the gift responsibly.  To ignore its value and toss it aside hurts the one giving the gift.  God must feel the same way.

Look around us at the areas for which we are responsible.  Are we serving as God’s steward to care for our world?  Are we eager to share or hoard for our own pleasure?  Do we waste God’s precious resources or conserve?  Are we reaching out to other living creatures with compassion and concern?  God’s nature that He shared with us is both an honor and a responsibility.  In accepting that responsibility we honor God as we care for others and the world around us.

God’s Question: Who is your life honoring today?

God’s Promise: Seed-time and harvest will continue as long as the earth exists.

My Prayer to God:

I praise You for entrusting me with Your nature.

I am sorry I too often dishonor Your name.

Thank You for Your Word that gets me back on Your track.

Help me serve as Your example and steward of Your gifts.

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