Provision and dominion for provision
God created all things and set everything in place before creating humans. All creation exists for our benefit. That is God’s provision for mankind.
Soon after creating man and woman, God gave them dominion over everything. They were to use their authority to bring all creation under their control and use it for their benefit and sustenance. That is God’s provision for humans.
And 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” (Gen 1:29).
The dominion is not simply for the sake of domination but for the purpose of provision. Dominion for the sake of domination becomes the cause for arrogance and abuse.
Dominion is to be used in the sense and for the purpose for which God intended. When we take our rightful place in creation and perform our duties as expected, it results in blessings and provision for everyone.
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