Meant To Live In Peace:
Finding peace should take a top priority in your and my life. Because if you and I are constantly living in a state of conflict and discord, nature will mean nothing.
Nature is unquestionably important. And indeed God knew that when He created Adam and placed Him in the Garden of Eden.
Nature Affected By Sin Disrupting The Peace:
You and I are making many bad choices when it comes to nature. But the first bad choice that cause nature to lose its peace was made in the Garden Of Eden.
When Adam and Eve sinned in the beautiful garden of Eden, they were disciplined by God in this way:
Then to Adam, He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it: “Cursed is the ground for your sake;
In toil, you shall eat of it All the days of your life. 18 Both thorns and thistles it shall [f]bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field.19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground. For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust, you shall return.” Genesis 3:17
It should be noted that only after sin was thorns and thistles mentioned. Undoubtedly before this, there were no thorns to be found on the roses. Besides the thorns, sweat is subsequently mentioned. So clearly the temperature before sin was pleasant and perfect. But because of sin, the perfect peace that could be found in nature was now lost. This is the time when the (climate change)climate started to change.
Peace Lacking While Cold Hearts Abound:
And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. Matthew 24:12
Above all, the hearts of all mankind would have to be at peace, if the beautiful harmony of nature was to be successfully restored. Not only can this harmony be restored, but it is only God who will be able to do this work. But in the meantime, we are still to care for the earth, just as Adam was to care for the garden and the animals.
Before the restoration is accomplished, you will be terrified to see the lack of peace occurring on this planet. And how the planet will continue to be destroyed. This is what the Bible says will happen.
men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Luke 21:26
Last but not least, all these things will take place before Jesus returns to this earth.
May the hearts of all be filled with peace at this time and forever more, so that we will be able to enjoy a newly restored earth, with all that nature has to offer.