Fill the earth

Re: Verse reading–Genesis 1:14-25; 2:1-3 (day one)  

“Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it.”–1:28.

On its face, this command refers to reproduction.  Babies.  Families.  Through them, the human race was to GROW in size and strength and command of the planet God gave us.

Years ago, when I first came to FBCSA, I prayed for God to FILL the sanctuary–with His Spirit and with His people.  My sense, then and now, is that empty things don’t bring Him glory the way FILLLED things do.

We hear the same heart in the New Testament’s command for us to “be FILLED with the Spirit”.  Jesus said,  “I have come that they might have life and have it in ABUNDANCE”

God does not think in small or partial terms.  His character (and our assignment) is to FILL and BE FILLED.

“May the God of hope FILL you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him.”–Romans 15:13.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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