December 15, 2018
Stewards or Guardians
We are the guardians, protectors, custodians, keepers, caretakers, maintainers, defenders, overseers, curators, administrators and stewards of God’s blessings and creation.
God reveals himself to us through creation. We are not to have dominion over creation, we have been entrusted to live in harmony with God’s creation.
- We are to have responsible and sustainable stewardship over God’s creation.
- Utilize God’s creations to improve yourself, to achieve your goals, and to learn as much as you can from your journey in life. Do not abuse God’s creation. Gain from it and share your abundance. Develop what you can but with the attitude of sustainable development for posterity. Harvest the bounty of the world but always let nature return to its living splendor.
- Always treat God’s creation with: RESPECT, PRUDENCE, GRATITUDE and KINDNESS.
- Do not waste. Use only what is needed. Do not simply discard when you no longer need a usable item, donate it or recycle it. Recycle all waste products and do not simply dump them. Keep our environment clean.
We survive and prosper by utilizing God’s creation. As long as we are on this planet, everything that we do is intimately and intrinsically connected as it is all throughout the universe. The cycles, the randomness, the sunrise or sunset; for an instant there is no difference. It is all in the motion.
A man sailing out in the open sea sees a sunrise and at that very instant a man riding his horse somewhere sees a sunset. The air that the Brazilian feels against her face could possibly be that same air that gently touched the face of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem. The rain that the Australian feels rolling down his cheek could very well be originated from the evaporated waters in Mongolia. We are all connected. We all breath the same air and we all drink the same water. Care and sustain mother earth. Do not pollute, corrupt or defile our source of life. Let us protect our environment, our habitat.
The development of technology allows us to manipulate science for the advancements towards prosperity of humanity but more often than not, at the sacrifice of mother earth. The growing knowledge of science and technology is meant to help in the salvation of God’s creation and not simply for the prosperity of humanity.
Every child outgrows its nest. Soon humanity will outgrow mother earth. Will mother earth be able to nurse us until our minds will be advanced enough so we can wield its ultimate power of traveling beyond time, space and matter with a the simple power of our thought? Maybe, maybe not. Until then let us not deprive mother earth with the advancements of science and technology. Let us be the stewards of the universe. Let us propagate universal stewardship.
The bible documents that humans shall have dominion or shall rule over the earth. It reads: “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule (have dominion) over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” That mentality has led us to the deterioration of our environment. We are not to have dominion or rule over the earth. We are supposed to be the guardians or stewards of mother earth.
The order of things are as follows: God, self, family, country(tribe), religion(ideology). Let us not ever forget that. Universal Stewardship is not about religion or country. It is about God’s creation.