Genesis 8:21-22 And the LORD smelled the soothing aroma and the LORD said to Himself:
I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man's heart is evil from his youth, and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done. While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest and cold and heat and summer and winter, and day and not SHALL NOT CEASE.
And God blessed Noah and his sons and said: Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.
Our marching orders---and our hope. Be good stewards of the earth, God said, but even FILLED with people, we cannot hurt the climate. The recent attacks on people by the eco-terrorists is an attack on God and His plan. And even knowing that our hearts are evil, God blessed them and sent them forth. I'd love for Him to come back and set everything right, remove suffering, and save His special people, but God's timing is best. And I love the emphasis in this passage on God's senses---and the wonderful senses He gave us that reflect His own. For He created us in His image.
The sense of smell, touch, hearing, sight, tasting...and His sense of humor.
God's plan is so clear---you can eat anything, but not while it is alive. And don't eat blood. And no murder. Respect life. I wish the arabs understood that one.