Monday, September 22, 2008

what kind of ruler are you?

"God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.  Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."  genesis 1:28

this was ari's sunday school lesson this week.  in order to bring the point home they made their very own "eco-systems".  ari LOVES having his own container complete with rock, soil, seed, and even rain!  
when i looked at the verse he brought home to go with the lesson i was struck again by the word "rule".  there are so many interpretations of that word in regards to the earth and to ruling people.  i started thinking about what kind of ruler i would like to be under.  the kind that uses their rightful power or the kind that uses their influence for the good of their subjects.  hmmm.  i am a ruler.  i am more powerful and influential than my subjects (the earth and its creatures).  most of the time i am happy to "wield" my power for my own comfort and convenience.  would i want to be a subject in my kingdom?  


Monica said...

Ouch... that is a good question.

Erin said...

Thanks for the thought provoking post. I needed to read that before we start school this morning! Great post, friend.

Jeana said...

Wow, I need to think about this more. Thank you.