Running Out of Water

Wasted Water

I saw it posted on Facebook again; someone concerned about conserving water because we’re running out of the stuff. All the talk about global warming and climate change, there is great concern that the Earth is going dry – forget the fact that 71% of the world’s surface is covered with water. At the very same time, the Pacific Northwest of America where I live, is flooding with over triple the usual rainfall for December.

For the Christian, we understand from the Bible that when God created the earth, He put everything on it necessary to sustain the life He made. To believe otherwise would make the all-knowing God terribly foolish – and sadistically cruel – to create a world, fill it with life, and then fail to plan for keeping those creatures alive.

Men may squander His resources, horde His bounty while others suffer, and refuse His goodness, but that’s man’s sinfulness. It’s not God. We must be careful not to buy into the mindset of popular culture without thinking through the Biblical implications of those views.

You give attention to the earth and water it, You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; You provide their grain, for so You have prepared it (Psalm 65:9).


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