Did We Save Souls?
When this article appeared on 37th Street's Facebook Page, it was accompanied by a picture of a yound child wearing a cowboy hat, holding the hand of what one would assume to be a little sister, looking into the sunset while standing in a field. The caption read: Everyone talks about leaving a better planet for our children. Why doesn't anybody try to leave better children for our planet?
Whoever developed the graphic has a very valid point. Plants and animals (while I love and appreciate both) have somehow risen to the top while the value on human life and especially the human spirit seems to have totally lost importance in comparison.
While we've seen laws to protect animals and nature, the same lawmakers have passed laws that have devalued human importance, human rights, and severely damaged morality. No question that animals and plants are important, and cruelty to animals and wasting natural resources is wrong. Let's be concerned with those but remember those things were put here for us by God, and not the other way around. Somewhere along the way it seems the compass lost its ability to find north.
I'm all for conserving the planet, and my pet is a member of the family and very important. We've seen though, animal "rights" groups and save the trees efforts take center stage. Prison time may be longer for animal cruelty than human cruelty (insert head scratch here)!
We see mankind rallying and fighting for some things, that in and of themselves are worthy pursuits, but in doing so, have lost sight of the really important things in life. The result of that is making important, the temporary things that are passing away, while neglecting the only things that are truly important, those things that will remain when Jesus comes back and this earth and everything on it is burned up. (2Peter 3:10)
The point of this is not about treating animals humanely or saving the planet, but that man has somehow lost sight of what God puts priority on, in search of their own ideas.
Genesis 1:26-30, 9:2-3, Leviticus 11, even Acts 11:5-7 are just a few of the scriptures that show us the order of things as God established them. Animals and plants were not created in the image of God, but we were. That puts man at the top of the food chain.
On judgment day, if we saved whales, elephants, kittens or pansies, it won't matter. What will matter is did we save souls!