The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world and its inhabitants too. Because God is the one who established it on the seas; God set it firmly on the waters. Psalm 24: 1-2 (Common English Bible)
Besides being a celebration of God’s dominion over the world in general, these verses speak to His presence in every aspect of it. If the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, then it is not ours. We are the stewards and God has entrusted many things to our care. It is no surprise to read about the negative things that we do as stewards of the world. We pollute the air, produce toxic wastes, dirty the water, and make plants and animals extinct. God has also entrusted us to care for our bodies, our time, and our brains. Are we managing things the way God would want us to?
Thank you, gracious God of creation, Keep us humble enough to know our insignificance. Keep us confident enough to know that we can make a significant difference. Keep us mindful of your presence and continue to surprise us with awe and wonder. Please teach us to align our priorities with your will. Amen