Yesterday we discussed how Proverbs 23:7 says in the NAS, “For as he thinks within himself, so he is” means the causes which we think our important shape our identity and determine how we see ourselves, others and God. When we identify ourselves with and primarily see ourselves as people of the popular causes of the day, we compromise our position as Matt 22: 36-38 “greatest commandment people,” who love God with all our heart, soul and mind. In other words, our identities get ensnared and entangled with the values that underlie those worldly causes? Here’s one way our light gets put under a basket:
I believe the concept of sustainability is a slur against God as a Good Creator and Provider, who made a completely reproducible world, as explained in Gen. 1: 29 – 31, which says: 29And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. 30And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.
Each fruit, vegetable, tree and plant produces a tremendous volume of seeds, each of which can bloom, bud and grow to also produce a multitude of seeds each of which in the cycle of life God created continues to produce more and more. This also is true of animal and human life.
God also explains the reproducible water cycle He created. Psalm 135:7 says “He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightning for the rain … Psalm 147: 8 “He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth;…” Ecclesiastes 11:3 “If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth, And Ecclesiastes 1: 7 says All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
If when I cite the above, your tendency is to find fault with the Bible in favor of the lie of sustainability, I contend that your frame of reference for the world God created has subtlety shifted from love of God and His word, and has been ensnared by the world’s philosophy that is a spiritual stronghold against the Word of God.
Let’s repent and throw off the shackles of man-made philosophies that refute the Bible. Only by doing so can we get lifted up in Liberty.