For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things have been created by Him and for Him (Colossians 1:16)
How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony! Psalm 133:1 (NLT)harmony - (Websters) - the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions having a pleasing effect. agreement or concord
Being part of creation, perhaps we need to learn to harmonize with it, even as we sing the melody.
Reared with the understanding that littering is sin, I have always been one to search for trash bins, carrying along whatever needing tossing as I did so. Amazement and frustration have been my bedfellows as I observe other human beings dropping dirty diapers, used tissues, popsicle sticks and wrappers, etc. on the ground, sometimes even when a trashcan is but steps away from them. The thought has gone through my head multiple times, "How hard can it be to walk five steps to dispose of that properly?" However, as I read the book I am currently using as a study guide, I realize that in many ways I am just as guilty, if not in physical manifestation, at least in attitude. So I have another book to recommend to any who happen to fall upon my blog or read my emails: Gardening Eden by Michael Abbate'. (Yes, there is an accent over the e in his last name.)"Since God created the world and then man and told the first man to be fruitful and multiply, this planet is just like a giant bank account of natural resources that God gave us access to. We didn't deposit the equity in the account; God did. But it is here for our use and enjoyment. Therefore we don't really need to worry about protecting it." (first common objection of chapter 6, pages are not numbered) This is an objection some Christians give to conservation of natural resources.
The truth is, this entire world and everything in it belongs to Father God. He has given us example after example to let us know how He feels about it in the hope that we will grasp and hold on to the understanding and use it to make this world a better place than it has become. When we destroy the forests, wipe out entire species of animals, spill oil all over the oceans and into our soils, throw trash on the ground and into rivers and streams and poisonous gases into the air, we are destroying Someone else's property!! This world is like a bank account all right, but we are simply shareholders. God owns the bank!!