Everything God does is specific in purpose and design.
He has offered to covenant with us.
His covenants are non-negotiable.
He sets the terms.
Every Word of God is a covenant agreement that He has vowed to keep.
New Covenant. Old Covenant. Everlasting Covenant. Covenant Promise.
We have the option to partner with him or stand apart from (violate) his covenant(s).
He has established his covenant(s) eternally.
When we abuse the earth we violate healthy stewardship of his covenant with creation.
Remember in the beginning - God saw all that he created and said it was good.
Our abuse of his creation disagrees with his goodness.
Our ways can supplant his ways.
Rather, our ways must align with and surrender to his ways.
Consuming with out replenishing = abuse of his creation.
The intoxication of our bodies = abuse of his creation.
Stealing rest. Robbing nutrients. Adding chemicals. Anti-covenant sexual interactions.
Because of these - sickness is rampant in the Body of Christ.
Because something can handle it - or process it - or tolerate it - doesn’t make it right to do so.
When He said be fruitful and multiply - that meant everything.
Be fruitful - tend it, care for it, learn about what it takes to be healthy and reproduce.
On God’s terms, in his way.
There is a dark side of fruitful multiplication that he did not intend.
The works of darkness are unfruitful. Yet they will reproduce after their own kind.
When the flesh is sown into, the flesh is reaped and the flesh can only experience corruption.
The curse of sin is corruption.
The blessing of covenant is redemption.
Or live redeemed?
Choose daily to live eternally.
Choose daily to deny priority to this present reality.
These are the daily fueling disciplines of an eternal abundant life.