Do you have any doubt that we are the most wasteful society in the history of the world?
For those of you who have ANY doubt that we are the most wasteful group of people in the history of the world, go here and watch this 20 minute video entitled "The Story of Stuff":
The reality is that we are gluttons and pigs and horrible caretakers of this planet.
But the God of the Bible is the ultimate environmentalist.
You say that you don't believe me?
"For six years you are to sow your fields and harvest the crops, but during the seventh year let the land lie unplowed and unused. Then the poor among your people may get food from it, and the wild animals may eat what they leave. Do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove."
Not even the most wacked out environmentalist would suggest making farmers rest their land once every seven years.
But can you say "overfarming"?
Can you say "depletion of the topsoil"?
Perhaps the God of the Bible knew what He was doing after all.
"Keep my decrees. Do not mate different kinds of animals. Do not plant your field with two kinds of seed. Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material."
Surely this command must be unreasonable!
So no polyester?
No genetic engineering?
No genetically modified food?
Only 100 percent biodegradable clothing for everyone?
No clothing and other junk filling up landfills forever and ever?
Perhaps God knew EXACTLY what He was doing after all.
The reality is that God has known exactly what is best of us all along, and when we do our own thing we really, really mess things up.
And the truth is that the God of the Bible is going to judge those who destroy the earth:
"The nations were angry; and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your saints and those who reverence your name, both small and great— and for destroying those who destroy the earth."
We all need to repent.
We have all sinned over and over, and we all stand guilty before God.
But the good news is that there is forgiveness, and that forgiveness comes through the Son of God: