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What is God's long-range goal for the earth?
For this is what Jehovah has said, the Creator of the heavens, He the [true] God, the Former of the earth and the Maker of it, He the One who firmly established it, who did not create it simply for nothing, who formed it even to be inhabited: “I am Jehovah, and there is no one else.
What is man's purpose/role on earth?
And God went on to say: “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness, and let them have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and the domestic animals and all the earth and every moving animal that is moving upon the earth
(Man as earth's administrator's, planet overseers.)
How will God rectify / restore his original purpose for the earth?
- vss.10, 11: And just a little while longer, and the wicked one will be no more; And you will certainly give attention to his place, and he will not be But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth, And they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.
- vs.29: The righteous themselves will possess the earth, And they will reside forever upon it.
What did Jesus say that confirms Ps.37?
Hint: Matthew 25:34,41
- vs.34: “Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, YOU who have been blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for YOU from the founding of the world.
- vs.41:“Then he will say, in turn, to those on his left, ‘Be on YOUR way from me, YOU who have been cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the Devil and his angels.
What Rev.21:3,4 say about God's action toward restoring the earth?
Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.
What did Jesus tell us to pray regarding the earth?
Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth.
Reasoning: No matter which religion we belong to, we all believe that heaven is a perfect & tranquil place where no one is in pain, no harm or fear. So we are told to ask for those same conditions here on earth.
Hint: plowshares. build homes, vine tree
And he will certainly render judgment among many peoples, and set matters straight respecting mighty nations far away. And they will have to beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning shears. They will not lift up sword, nation against nation, neither will they learn war anymore. 4 And they will actually sit, each one under his vine and under his fig tree, and there will be no one making [them] tremble; for the very mouth of Jehovah of armies has spoken [it].