January 26, 2012
Today’s Text: Read Genesis 1:26-28
In Genesis 1, we see God create the earth and everything in it. He creates man in his own image making Him unique in creation. Listen to the very first thing that God tells man:
“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
The very first thing God tells man is something like, “I made this good creation. I own this good creation. Now you are managing this creation for me. You are my stewards in this place.” As part of mankind, we must recognize that our first loyalty and obligation should be to God, and that the things that we have really belong to Him.
What do you think is the significance of the fact that God told mankind that we are stewards in His first statement to us?