2. God gave people authority over His Creation.
Not only does God task people with tending and caring for the earth, He gives them dominion or authority over His Creation: “Then God said, ‘Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground'” (Genesis 1:26). Humans are God’s special creation, and to show how much He values us, He gives us the task of using our minds, bodies, and resources to be good leaders of the rest of His creation.
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