On the Sixth Day (6/6): God created man – male and female to be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image,in the image of God he created them;male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Genesis 1:26-28 | NIV
Ok so male and female man are being fruitful and we are increasing in number; there’s 8 billion of us on the earth. Well done us.
God expects us to fill the earth; on that score we have challenges. China recently stopped their one child policy – thank God.
Western countries have a massive problem on our hands, because we’ve bought into the idea to generally have no more than two children. Many of us have one, many more have none – for a variety of reasons.
We haven’t exactly filled the earth yet; and the idea of filling it, raises resources concerns. However are we going to trust God who told us to fill the earth?
Food for thought?