Monday, August 18, 2008


While there are many major differences between humanity and all other creatures on the earth, there is one that stands out strongly because it is a direct command from God. That is dominion. No other creature in the world is commissioned to care for the earth or for the creatures of the earthy, yet humanity is.  And this dominion has been given to every human, both men and women, no matter their age or ethnicity. If you are human, you have a gift and responsibility to care for the earth and its creatures.  If we do not take our responsibility seriously, the job doesn't get done.  It's up to us and no others.

Equally important is that this responsibility, with all its ensuing abilities, is our primary responsibility before personal blessings to populate the earth. Each individual no matter what our other responsibilities has a command to guard the earth and its creatures. 

Gen. 1:26 Then God said, 'let Us make man (humanity) in our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.' 27 So God created man (humanity) in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Since each human was given this responsibility, each human has an inherent gift of leadership and guardianship, both men and women. Although our personalities, skills and sex will influence how we work it out, the commission and ability is the same.  There is no preference by God.  If you are human, then you inherently have leadership skills.... perhaps not in the world's systems, but in God's system you do.

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