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I recently read a book entitled Who Owns The Earth by James Ridgeway. In it he describes the various natural resources of the earth, where they can be found, what they are used for, their value, who controls them and how much is left.

It was interesting reading about the history of rice, cotton, oil, coal, tea, cobalt and so on, but as I read, I was struck by how much we lose sight of who really owns this earth, why it was created, and our purpose here on it.

It's not the huge multinational corporations, world bank, IMF or global markets that own the earth, it's God! God created the earth and every living thing on it. He gave man and woman reign over the earth, just as a house owner gives a tenant reign over his property. Good tenants upon leaving, will leave the house as close to the way they originally found it as possible, just as good tenants of the earth will care for it in the same manner, until God comes back to take us to heaven.


Each one of us plays a vital role on this earth. From the things we consume to the amount we recycle, we have an obligation to God to protect and preserve what He made, so that our children and grand children have an earth that they feel proud to preserve and protect until God returns. Let's make our footprint on this earth a spiritual one rather than a carbon one.

Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to it's kind.” And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:11).

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