In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Read more
God has delegated His rule, and it extends as far as man's faithfulness to obey God's law.
The perfect will of God is not manifest in the presence of death, disease, discord, or disaster. (Before the Fall)
Man's dominion is forfeited to Satan; the curse spreads through all the Earth, but God moves redemptively to recover man's lost estate.
After the flood, a renewed order is established. Animals now fear man. A cleansed realm for seeking first God's kingdom is established, and new hope dawns. Abraham demonstrates two key points: faith relationship with God and God's plan to restore man's "reign in life."
The Patriarchs reveal the duality of redemption: a restored relationship with God and rulership in life under God.
Man is now held accountable for Earth. The redeemed may partner with God and thereby decisively assist in the reestablishment in God's rule.
My Life Application
God rules what He has created, animals and mankind. Mankind then begins to have a relationship with his Creator God. Your relationship with Him is more valuable and necessary with every passing day. Call upon Him now more than ever for peace, rest and hope!
My Prayer and Praise
"Dear Father, I am so thankful that I can have a relationship with You who created me. You gave me skills, ability, talents, and trust in You. Help me to use them to minister to others in these troubling days. Thank you that I can come to You anytime and all the time. What a loving God! Amen."