"The earth is the Lord's, and all its fullness." Psalm 24:1 NKJV
Have you ever stopped and thank God for the things that He made for us? God gave us an incredible gift, the beautiful world in which we live. Naturally, though as we share this planet with so many others, we run the risk of seing its beauty diminished and its resources depleted. While we have the right to use the resources God placed in and on the earth, we also need to recognize our responsibility to respect the earth as His and to preserve its resources for future generation.
In Genesis, the Lord told Adam (and, by extension, all of us) to "tend and keep" the earth. (Genesis 2:15) Because nobody knows when Jesus will return, it would not be responsible stewardship to leave our children and grandchildren without the resources that God provided for them as well. We might think our individual efforst to preserve God's world aren't valuable. But we can all work together to do our part. Planting a tree is one very simple way to preserve our earth, and yet it can greatly help for the future. Recycling is one way to minimize harmful productions.
One way we can testify our love for God and to express our gratitude for what He has done is by tending and keeping the earth and all that it offers. Until the Lord returns, let's use our world wisely.