To Receive glory
With honour and power
The Creator Is To Receive Our Worship:
Putting Creatures Before The Creator:
Just recently a friend shared an article with me concerning birders and photographers which spoke of what is right and what is wrong in the world of birding, especially when it comes to owls.
Birders think that photographers are disruptive to the owls, because they may get too close, and they may bait them or they will do anything to get the shot. As a result many rules or laws seem to be put in place to protect the owl especially. In many cases, the animal is being adored while the human is looked upon with much disdain.
Who Is Right And Who Is Wrong:
I’m not here to debate who is right and who is wrong. What I do know is that God created these creatures and He does want the best for them, but as much as He cares for the animals, He cares even more for us (mankind.)
What About God’s Rules:
The same way we know to make up a set of laws and guideline to follow where animals (God’s creatures) are concerned, we must remember that God has guidelines for all of us to follow (Ten Commandments) and they must take first place in our lives, that is how we show our love for Him. His word tells us that many would rather worship the creature than the Creator, and it can be readily be seen.
…….who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Romans 1:25
Only One Deserves Our Worship:
If we are not giving our worship to God our Creator, we could be giving it to something else…like His creatures or any thing that takes first place in our lives. While the animals are there for us to enjoy, they are not to be worshipped and put ahead of God in any way.
I love nature and wildlife photography and know that when God created this world He place Adam in the Garden of Eden and told him to take care of the animals and to name them. However, Adam still knew who it was He was to worship. Today, many in the birding / photography world seem to place animals over other humans, and over our Creator, our Lord God, and that was never His intent. While God love His creatures and never want to see them hurt, He loves mankind much more.
Birds also loved
All needs are met
Mankind More Valuable Than Birds:
Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?