Monday, July 6, 2015

Genesis 1:28 - Using the Golden Rule to Dominate

Written by Shonda Ponder
All Bible verses taken from the KJV of the Open Bible

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. - Genesis 1:28

God gave man dominion over the earth. He made men the gods of this world -- not to abuse it, but to use it. The earth brings forth everything that man needs to create and be the men of God that He created them to be.

In the animal kingdom, when animals are wild and have not known mankind, they are dangerous to men. Once they get to know man and what he provides for them, they see him as a god. They treat man with reverence and loyalty. But in order to get this loyalty, man has to remain consistent and loving.

We also have to remain consistent and loving to our offspring, and to others who may depend on us for their needs.

A good rule of thumb is to always treat others as you want to be treated; not as they have treated you, or as they might treat you, but as you want to be treated by them.

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. -- Matthew 7:12

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