Devotional for Friday August 16th

Good Morning Everyone,

Our theme for this month: “Creation Care”

Our Bible verse for today: “Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2 (CSB)

Our thought for today: “Your thinking about creation care should be formed by the Bible, not by the culture.”

In some respects, this has been a tough week in the world of daily devotionals. Lol. We’ve covered some difficult ground in our thinking about the use of oil, coal, and plastics. Next week we’re going to delve into the politically-charged topics of pollution controls, climate change, and the infamous “Green New Deal”. But before we do that, I think it would be helpful for us to circle back and revisit our reason for addressing this subject to begin with. Creation care was a Biblical issue long before it was a political issue. This is our Father’s world, and as His children we have a responsibility to take care of it for him. As Christians, caring for the earth was our concern long before the issue was highjacked by environmental extremists and became a pet project of the political left.

Therefore, our thinking about the matter needs to be formed by our Biblical worldview rather than by a kneejerk reaction that comes from our opposition to leftist politics. Ask yourself, when you think about the subject of environmental concerns, does your mind immediately go to what God says about it in the Bible, or are your thoughts more along the lines of “That’s a liberal issue and I reject it.”? Too often our thinking about this issue is formed by our opposition to the political left rather than by the instructions we have received from God in the Bible.

I encourage you to forget “them”, the liberal elites and environmental extremists who have highjacked this issue for their own political purposes. Don’t allow your thinking on this important Biblical issue to be determined by your feelings about them. It doesn’t matter what they say. It only matters what God says. Make sure your thinking about creation care is based upon Biblical truth and not on political sensitivities.

God Bless,
Pastor Jim

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