Scriptures

  • The Ark

    Diane Sylvain
  • Shepherd of Israel drawing

    Diane Sylvain
  • Steeple drawing

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  • Open Bible drawing

    Diane Sylvain
 

Note: This article is a sidebar to this issue's feature story.

And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth." - Genesis 9:12-13

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad, let the seas resound and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy, they will sing before the Lord for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. - Psalm 96:11-13

The land is mine and you are but aliens and my tenants. Throughout the country that you hold as a possession, you must provide for the redemption of the land. - Leviticus 25:23-24

Woe to the shepherds of Israel who only take care of themselves! Should not the shepherds take care of the flock? You eat the curds, clothe yourselves with the wool and slaughter the choice animals, but you do not take care of the flock! You have not strengthened the weak or healed the sick or bound up the injured. You have not brought back the strays or searched for the lost. You have ruled them harshly and brutally. - Ezekiel 34:2-4

The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof. - Psalm 24:1

But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or birds of the air and they will tell you; or speak to the earth and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. - Job 12:7-10

The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. - Genesis 2:15

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. - I Timothy 6:6-10

* From the New International Version of the Holy Bible

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