“You set a boundary that they may not pass over, so that they will not return to cover the earth.” (Ps 104:9)
It is with great hubris that mankind believes we have total power over the future fate of the Earth. Do we have dominion and a stewardship? Certainly! Genesis 1:26-28 clearly states our responsibility as the caretakers of the planet. But stewardship is very different from total authority and control. Ultimately, the cosmos are held together by God’s sovereign power and design and there are limits to how far we can alter His creation’s direction.
After all, “He is before all things and in Him all things consist” (Col 1:17) and we cannot alter the seasons beyond His predetermined boundaries for them (see Acts 14:17 and Gen 1:14). It is His wisdom that reigns in the creation and our wisdom (and our foolishness) cannot overturn His faithful and thoughtful design (see Ps 104:24).
Man is exceptional and capable of astonishing acts of dominion and power in this world – but there are limits to how much power we wield. The destruction of this planet will happen on His timetable, not ours.
“For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.” (2 Pet 3:5-7)
Matt. 4:4 #Biblebites