ALWAYS LOOK AFTER VALUABLE POSSESSIONS OF OTHERS!!!!!

FOR UDULTS

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly


OBJECTIVES:

 To highlight that if someone borrows you something they value for you to look after, you MUST take care of it; and
 To highlight that if you do not do so, there WILL be consequences.


INTRODUCTION

If someone has something they consider valuable and they then have enough trust and belief in you to let you look after that item, you should automatically want to take care and treat that item as if your own!

This article is for Adults, as it contains graphic pictures not suitable for children and I have included these pictures on purpose, as I want you to see how cruel some people can be. This article will therefore cover a number of things that are precious to someone very very important and not only beautiful and complex, but actually vital to our survival which has been entrusted to us, but many do not seem to really care…

For this article, let us cover the following:

  1. What possessions are we talking about that belongs to what most important “Person”?
  2. How do we know these possessions have been entrusted to us?
  3. How do we know these possessions are valuable and important to that
    “Person”?
  4. What are many of us currently doing with these possessions? In other
    words, how are we treating these possessions, the “Good”, the “Bad” and the “Ugly”?
  5. What is this most important “Person” going to do, based on how we treated His possessions?
  6. What will actually happen before bullet 5 above?

UNPACKING OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

2.1 What possessions are we talking about that belongs to what most important “Person”?

Firstly, who is this most important “Person” we talking about? Well, we talk about God, and “Person” is in inverted commas because God is not
Man, but Spirit (John 4:24).


Now, what are these things we talking about? Below are some examples of
these possessions:

“For every beast of the forest is Mine, the cattle on a thousand hills”

Psalm 50:10

“The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all it contains, You have founded them”

Psalm 89:11

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will, they existed and were created.”

Revelation 4:11

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him”

Colossians 1:15-16

“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens and
they will tell you, or the bushes of the earth and they will teach you, and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand are the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind”

Job 12:7-10

“All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made”

John 1:3

“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all”

1 Chronicles 29:11

“Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you”

Jeremiah 32:17

Conclusion: Ok, so you should get the message, God made all plants,
animals, fish, birds, humans,
and the rest of creation.

2.2. How do we know we have been given ownership of all plants, animals, and creation?

“Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Genesis 1:26

“And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Genesis 1:28

“You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas”

Psalm 8:6-8

“And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and
multiply and fill the earth. The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand, they are delivered”

Genesis 9:1-2

Conclusion: Ok, we humans have been put in charge of his creation! (a
huge responsibility)

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