Apostle Grace Lubega
Genesis 1:26 (KJV); And 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 fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
As children of God, the earth and everything in it was given to us as our responsibility and not as our standard.
You cannot have responsibility over something that you are not above. This means that when God commanded us to have dominion, it was because He had placed us above all things in the earth.
As a Born Again Christian, nothing in this world should form the standard by which you live your life. We should only treat those things as our responsibility.
The reason why many people become slaves to what was created is that they have misunderstood the fact that these things were availed as our responsibility and that we are above them.
It is a very sad reality for a man to derive his identity from something God placed him above.
You should understand your place as a believer in Christ because unless you do, you will be dominated by the things that you have power over.
Christ said that we are not of this world (John 17:16). Your standard is Christ and the things that are in Him.
FURTHER STUDY: John 17:16, 1 Corinthians 3:21-23
GOLDEN NUGGET: As children of God, the earth and everything in it was given to us as our responsibility and not as our standard.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this Word. I thank You because I have dominion over all things that have been created. I never consider them as my standard but as my responsibility. In this understanding, I can never be enslaved because I know my place in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.