Quotable Creation Care: D. A. Carson Says Stewardship Reflects God to the World

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God’s function as the sovereign ruler is to find his image in these created human beings [Adam and Eve], for they have been put in charge of the rest of the created order—not to rape it or exploit it or to become economically selfish with it, but to be God’s own steward over the good world that God has made. We have been made in his image and charged with the responsibility of looking after his creation. In doing so, we are reflecting something of God.

D. A. Carson. The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in God’s Story

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