Human, animal and plant life does greatly matter! Each form of life has its own weight of importance. Clean air and organically grown crops are not our main solutions for ultimate life on this planet. The question is: How well are we cooperating with the Giver and Sustainer of life?
The source of all life is recorded in Genesis 1. In this chapter God shows us how He created an orderly cooperative system that supports each other. Read this Scripture to see how He accomplished this.
The best way to understand the various interactions of life forms is to use an equilateral life triangle. Human life is at its apex. Plants are at its right base point and animals are at its left base point. Humans, animals and plants, serve one another. The cycle of service goes from human life to plant life to animal life and back to human life. The relationship of these three basic divisions of earthbound life is explained through the dominion principle shown in Genesis 1:29-31. They are as follows:
- The plant domain provides food and medicine. Each plant has its own area of service to the other divisions. Plants take the energy from the sun and convert inorganic elements into organic substances. Each plant has its own living space. Environment determines its space.
- The animal domain provides examples and support. Some animal examples are: proud as a peacock, sly as a fox and busy as a bee. Bees and moths pollinate plants, vultures clean up dead waste, probiotics create healthy intestinal flora, bacteria create vitamin B12 in the human gut. Each animal has its own assigned territory.
- The human domain acts as the delegate ruler, caretaker and steward for all life in God’s earthly kingdom. It works like this. The human race is created in the image of God. God’s kingdom rules over all. God has established moral and spiritual boundaries for the human race. All are governed by His commandments. God makes the rules and is both the judge and jury as to how we enforce them.
YES, ALL LIFE DOES MATTER. No one in their right mind debates this fact. Human lives matter from conception to the grave because they are created in the image of God with certain God-given unalienable rights. Thus, all human life has intrinsic value regardless of the color of their skin, their sin or their station in life. Plant and animal life matter because they produce the framework for human physical, moral and spiritual existence.
God, as our Creator and Redeemer, most certainly has the ultimate plan that brings unity, peace and love to all of life. All work in perfect harmony so long as God is trusted and obeyed. We can only understand this when our relationship with God is in harmony with His perfect will. The only reliable source for developing this relationship with God and the life around us is the Word of God, God’s Operation Manual. To the extent we love God, is it possible for us to love all other life forms as we should. When God is left out of the picture everything becomes a chaos rather than a cosmos. Perverted love for God equals perverted attitudes toward life.
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