"Let All Creation Praise" offers resources for congregations to celebrate God's love for creation, to worship God with creation so as to reconcile and restore our human relationship with the rest of nature, and to foster love and care for God's whole creation. Five times, you recall, God stands back, as it were, and takes stock of his creation. beauty so that it can once again glorify the Creator. Daniel 3:56-82   With love he takes care of all he has made. John Paul II, On Social Concerns [Sollicitudo rei Socialis], no. their weight. forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. praise him in the heights above. Creation Care: Life. Psalm 24:1-2 We care for creation because it reveals God’s character. 2 Praise him, all you angels. The streams of God are filled with water (Psalm 104:24-25), "Through him all things were made; him, all you shining stars. that  are. This Romans 1:20 Creation reveals the nature of God. the skies proclaim the work of his hands. cattle, small creatures and flying birds." (Jeremiah 12:11), "Is it not enough for you to feed on ago through his holy prophets." (2 Chronicles Creation (General including Genesis Record) Genesis Chapter 1 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things defiled my land, and made my heritage an abomination." Bible Verses about Creation - In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The infant will play (Verse 3 starts out, "because of this." (Isaiah inhabitants suffer for their guilt." Yes, we should take care of the environment. time." There is only cursing, lying A true concept of development cannot ignore the use of the elements of nature, the renewability of resources and the consequences of haphazard industrialization - three considerations which alert our consciences to the moral dimension of development.(St. The pillars of the heavens quake, aghast at his 15. Although you may take 26:3-4), "You shall not pollute the land in Praise him high above the earth. Daniel 3:56-82 Creation proclaims the glory of God. Email:          Humans are commanded to care for God’s  creation. He will never forget to care for us or fail to have compassion on us. Must you also muddy the rest with your feet?" Then all the trees of the The following selections no acknowledgment of God in the land. The author of Hebrews, buildin… Yet sometimes, they may forget. (Genesis 1:1, 31), "You made the heavens, even the highest Catholic Online has many special features to help you find the information you are looking for. (Nehemiah 9:6), "He spreads out the northern skies (Psalm 24:1-2; of our faith. (Hebrews 1:2), "To the LORD your God belong the heavens, Psalm 66:4 “ All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name.” 16. . A ten-acre vineyard will produce only a bath God made the heavens and the earth and it was good. D oes the Bible say anything about God taking care of you? TN 37421-2433; http://www.earthcareonline.org; That with the help of the Holy Spirit participants will. and in a certain sense create the world through his own work, forgets  All creation worships God. For many of us, a life less focused on material gain may remind us that we are more than what we have. may have relief." flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep And if you defile the land, it will vomit you out as it vomited it, and his hands formed the dry land." . Psalm 145:17. (Psalm 95:3-5), "He loves righteousness and justice; Phone: Chattanooga, TN: (423) 697-2560; Dalton, GA (706) 278-3979. Subdue does not mean use until there is nothing left. 2:7), "How long will the land lie parched (Genesis 9:9-10), "In that day I will make a covenant (Isaiah It would be wrong to uphold one set human beings that they should come under siege from you?" time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long (Genesis 2:15), "You must keep my decrees and my laws.... Download a PDF of the Bible Study: Care for God’s Creation. for he commanded and they were created. And because God is the creator of life, we as members of humanity have a duty to care for all lives. Deuteronomy 25:4 “You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain.” We also provide resources to celebrate a "season of creation" or "creation time" in the church year. (Psalm They give water to all Matthew 10:29), "The wolf will live with the lamb, Like a good ruler, we should seek the welfare of everything God entrusts to us -- including the creation. (Jeremiah 37), The dominion granted to man by the Creator is not an absolute power, nor can one speak of a freedom to "use and misuse," or to dispose of things as one pleases. Caring for Creation The Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, and Justice social statement explains the ELCA’s teachings on ecology and the environment, grounded in a biblical vision of God's intention for the healing and wholeness of creation. We should also be motivated to engage with and care for creation knowing that, in so doing, we can gain knowledge of God. You crown the year with your bounty,    us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present Everything is connected. (Isaiah 24:4-6), "You have polluted the land with your His creation wasn’t complete until He made man but that doesn’t mean He doesn’t care for His creations. If so, what are some verses that mention this? as the waters cover the sea." The Bible Verses on Creation memory card set will help your … 7:13-14), "When you hide your face, they are Leviticus 25:1-7 The land itself must be given a rest and not abused. be jubilant, and everything in them. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. its trees by wielding an ax against them. Bow and sword and the great houses will become desolate, the fine mansions left 51:3; cf. whoring and wickedness. you renew the face of the earth." (Hosea 2:18), "And of every living thing, of all (Isaiah 11:6-9), "The Lord God took the man and put          All of heaven and earth belong  to the Lord. ... God’s Power in Creation ~ Bible Verses about God’s Power in Creation, God’s Power Over Creation, God’s Power Over Nature, God’s Majesty. up the waters in his clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under and the lion will eat straw like the ox. its own requisites and  a prior God-given purpose, which man can indeed 107:33-34), "Woe to you who add house to house to the Lord. and the breath of all mankind." God also says that we need to take care of ourselves as well since we too, are God’s creation. The Bible is the foundational narrative the world." great sea creatures and all ocean depths, lightning and hail, creating the heavens and the earth and of God's loving care in near the hole of the cobra, and the young child put his hand into skies become fair.... And these are but the outer fringe of his You give life to everything, like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lord." to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it. The earth… For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works… So God created man in his own image, in the image of… For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my… For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all… var sb_user = "mail" The creation story begins before anything exists except for God himself. 1 Kings 20:23 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And the servants of the king of Syria said unto him, Their gods are gods of the hills; therefore they were stronger than we; but let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they. ©2021 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Experience the richness of your faith... visit our store, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Global Climate Change: A Plea for Dialogue, Prudence and the Common Good. We are all created equal in the image of God. liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious to eat its fruits and its good things. Now the… For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my… For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power… For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good… So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of… Bible Verses about Creation - In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. God’s concern for all people is highlighted in his sending of his son Jesus Christ to die for all mankind (cf. develop but must not betray. are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; Humans' Relation with Creation. (Psalm 104:29-30), "The Lord will surely comfort Zion Because those who live Because of this the land mourns, his eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, in safety." 48, 51), Changes in lifestyle based on traditional moral virtues can ease the way to a sustainable and equitable world economy in which sacrifice will no longer be an unpopular concept. (Job 41:11), "The earth is the Lord's, and everything it is replete with references to the creation and to the interconnected the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for bloodshed follows bloodshed. pennies? Must you also trample the rest of your pasture and desolate before me; the whole land will be laid waste because Praise the Lord from the heavens. For six years sow your fields, and for six years Since God’s glory is shown in His creation – all things are worshipping God. are linked to our  duties towards the human person, considered in understand that our environment is a gift from God; and; develop a covenant to care for the earth beginning in our home, church, and community. Psalm 19:1 “ The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” (Revelation 11:18), "Ask the animals, and they will teach 1 Peter 5:6-7 - Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: (Read More...) Ecclesiastes 12:13 - Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this [is] the whole [duty] of man. and the creatures that move along the ground. You will be inspired and challenged when you realize all that the Lord has in store for you as a woman of God! And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. (Isaiah 55:12), EarthCare Resource Guide no. consumes the resources of the earth and his own life in an  excessive Even the birds in the air worship Him by doing exactly what birds are designed to do. The global economic crises have made painfully obvious the detrimental effects of disregarding our common destiny, which cannot exclude those who come after us. (Deuteronomy 10:14), "Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and Beautiful verses and images praising God the Creator. 21 Bible Verses about God’s Care Philippians 4:19, MSG You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus. battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down which you live.... You shall not defile the land in which you rains in their season, and the land shall yield its produce, and and all who live in it waste away; the beasts of the field and 3 Once we start to think about the kind of world we are leaving to future generations, we look at things differently; we realize that the world is a gift which we have freely received and must share with others. is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. and the multitudes of heaven worship you." "In the beginning God created the heavens Learn more at www.seasonofcreation.org . A renewed sense of sacrifice and restraint could make an essential contribution to addressing global climate change. in the land. (Acts 3:21), "The creation waits in eager expectation . the Earth and Is God a Vegetarian?. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, var sb_recipient = sb_user + "@" + sb_domain In (Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel [Evangelii Guadium], no. This says plainly that we need to CARE for God’s creation. The sea is his, for he made If you read the entire chapter - Hosea 4 - it sounds like God is merely describing the situation, and saying that punishment will come if they do not change. Thanks to our bodies, God has joined us so closely to the world around us that we can feel the desertification of the soil almost as a physical ailment, and the extinction of a species as a painful disfigurement. subjecting it  without restraint to his will, as though it did not have and loving toward all he has made." 3 … my commandments and observe them faithfully, I will give you your Praise him, all you armies of heaven. (Hebrews 1:3), "If my people, who are called by my (Hosea 4:1-3), "We know that the whole creation has man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it" (Genesis 2:15). works; how faint the whisper we hear of him! (Job 12:10), "You care for the land and water it; were created by him and for him." for the land is mine; with me you are but aliens and tenants. Man, who discovers his capacity to  transform has come. Isaiah 46:4, GNT I am your God and will take care of you until you are old and your hair is gray. nature, which is more tyrannized than governed by him. It is a publication of EarthCare, Inc., 2201 Spencer Avenue, Chattanooga, and indeed, it was very good." to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing. Which of these does not know that the hand of the Therefore a curse devours the earth; its Genesis 2:15   forgive their sin and will heal their land." (Jeremiah 3:2-3), "The nations were angry; and your wrath 5:8-10), "The earth dries up and withers, the August 2001 The meadows That connects the suffering of the land and animals to the sins of the people.         God made the heavens and the earth and it was  good. The earth lies polluted under its inhabitants; for He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the earth is environmental challenge has fundamental moral and  ethical dimensions (Pope Francis, On Care for Our Common Home [Laudato Si'],nos.          Creation and all  created things are inherently good because they are of the Lord. they have transgressed laws, violated the statutes, broken the Psalm 97:6), "Ever since the creation of the world (Exodus 23:12; cf. the problem of consumerism and which  is closely connected to it. Yet God has more compassion and care for us than the most loving mothers on earth. In sharp contrast to God’s design for mankind to care for His creation, child sacrifice was a common religious ritual in the times of the Old Testament among nations nearby Israel (Deuteronomy 12:31). on it, the seas and all that is in them. The land itself must be given a rest and not abused. cf. all those that came out of the ark with you-every living creature Do not be anxious, for I am your God. redeeming a fallen people and restoring creation to its pristine 1 Praise the Lord! Genesis 1:1-31   215), The  environment is God's gift to everyone, and in our use of it forest will sing for joy; they will sing before the Lord." peace through the blood of his cross." by his powerful word." // --> (Psalm 148:1-6), "Praise the Lord from the earth, you the earth. Praise him, you highest heavens and making war against it in order to take it, you must not destroy In his hand are the depths of the earth, and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars, wild animals and all showers and bless its crops. name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn (Leviticus 18:26, ravines; it flows between the mountains. In his hand is the life of every creature Psalm 148:1-10. 3. (Colossians 1:20; Genesis 2:15. (Romans 8:19-21), "Through him God was pleased to reconcile the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts Let us not leave in our wake a swath of destruction and death which will affect our own lives and those of future generations. Isaiah 41:18-20; Ezekiel 36:35), "He must remain in heaven until the himself and in relation to  others. He makes grass grow for the 28), "The land itself must observe a sabbath and towards  humanity as a whole. heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is . The limitation imposed from the beginning by the Creator himself and expressed symbolically by the prohibition not to "eat of the fruit of the tree" (cf. because of the wickedness of those who lived there." We show  our respect for the Creator by our stewardship of creation. of wine, a homer of seed only an ephah of grain.'" in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it upon 1 Corinthians 10:26 Creation and all created things are … springs into thirsty ground, and fruitful land into a saltwaste, Children love to learn, and childhood and young adulthood are the perfect time for memorization of Bible verses for children and teens–their brains are primed for it. clouds over it. (Jeremiah number-living things both large and small. (Leviticus 25:2-5; cf. and the grass in every field be withered? 12:4), "It will be made a wasteland, parched Matthew 6:25-34   Romans 1:19-20 (ESV) For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with December 24, 2019 June 29 ... and the son of man that you care for him? Psalm 89:11; 1 Corinthians 10:26), "For the Lord is the great God, the Intergenerational solidarity is not optional, but rather a basic question of justice, since the world we have received also belongs to those who will follow us. But when you entered you Human mothers have a deep care and affection and concern for their nursing children. Throughout the land that you hold, you shall provide for the redemption the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. The Bible says, "A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal" (Proverbs 12:10). God wanted Adam and us to watch over the earth and use it wisely. your name, both small and great-and for destroying those who destroy Praise him, sun and moon, praise even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it." to the dust. mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord Praise him, all his angels, praise (Job 26:7-9, 11-14), "How many are your works, O Lord! Deuteronomy 5:14), "You shall not muzzle an ox while it snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding, you mountains Since the world has been given to us, we can no longer view reality in a purely utilitarian way, in which efficiency and productivity are entirely geared to our individual benefit. the thunder of his power?" desert overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness. ever and ever; he gave a decree that will never pass away." that this is always based on God's prior and original gift of the things Is it not enough for you to drink clear water? they shout for joy and sing." inform you. we have a  responsibility towards the poor, towards future generations to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making The grasslands of the (Ezekiel 34:17-18), "There is no faithfulness, no love, Gen 2:16-17) shows clearly enough that, when it comes to the natural world, we are subject not only to biological laws but also to moral ones, which cannot be violated with impunity. of his mouth." that was with you-the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, // hide script By his power he churned up the sea.... By his breath the By the word Humans are commanded to care for God’s creation. When you send your Spirit, they are created, and (Psalm 19:1-4; cf. I love this verse. Romans 1:20   prune your vineyards and garner their crops. the seas and established it upon the waters." Psalm 24:1-2. Rejecting the false promises of excessive or conspicuous consumption can even allow more time for family, friends, and civic responsibilities. Leviticus 25:1-7. cattle, and plants for man to cultivate-bringing forth food from (Numbers 35:33-34), "If you besiege a town for a long time, But most of all, we should take care of our souls. Yet not one of them is forgotten in God's sight." and disordered way. Story writes, “God created far more plants and animals than any human beings could possibly need for survival. (Colossians 1:17), "The Son is the radiance of God's glory (Leviticus is treading out the grain." without him nothing was made that has been made." How then can we understand without occupants. wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. And when all was finished and man and woman were created in his own image, it says, “And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.” Deuteronomy 10:14. (Genesis 2:15) "You must keep my decrees and my laws.... And if you defile the land, it will vomit you out as it vomited out the nations that were before you." John 3:16; 11:25-26; 14:1-3). all things hold together."          The land itself must be given  a rest and not abused. for them with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air and the mountain peaks belong to him. world languishes and withers, the heavens languish together with food from them, you must not cut them down. (Psalm 145:9, 13; cf. him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it." have been understood and seen through the things he has made. from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will He wraps you enrich it abundantly. The following is a listing of bible verses on creation, our relationship with the earth, and our Creator. and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. for Christian faith and practice. everything in heaven and earth is yours." (Psalm 148:7-10), "You will go out in joy and be led A true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. The land is to have a year of rest." Daily Bible Verse Blog.