Earth Day Scriptures

God created the world and the Bible says a lot about caring for the plant Earth. Here are a few scriptures to pray, meditate, read, and share for Earth Day. Christians can take the lead on protecting nature because God is the maker of all things!

Genesis 2:15 God put humankind in charge of caring for the planet.

Genesis 2:15
(ESV)  The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.
(KJV)  And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
(MSG)  GOD took the Man and set him down in the Garden of Eden to work the ground and keep it in order.
(NIV)  The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.
(NLT)  The LORD God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it.

Genesis 1:1-3 God made the Earth in on day Bible verse.

Genesis 1:1
(ESV)  In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
(KJV)  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
(MSG)  First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see.
(NIV)  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
(NLT)  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 1:2
(ESV)  The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
(KJV)  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
(MSG)  Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.
(NIV)  Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
(NLT)  The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.

Genesis 1:3
(ESV)  And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
(KJV)  And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
(MSG)  God spoke: “Light!” And light appeared.
(NIV)  And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
(NLT)  Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

Genesis 1:4
(ESV)  And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.
(KJV)  And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
(MSG)  God saw that light was good and separated light from dark.
(NIV)  God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.
(NLT)  And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness.

Genesis 1:5
(ESV)  God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
(KJV)  And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
(MSG)  God named the light Day, he named the dark Night. It was evening, it was morning— Day One.
(NIV)  God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
(NLT)  God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.

Psalm 96:11-12 The Earth rejoices scripture reference.

Psalms 96:11
(ESV)  Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
(KJV)  Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.
(MSG)  Let’s hear it from Sky, With Earth joining in, And a huge round of applause from Sea.
(NIV)  Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
(NLT)  Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice! Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise!

Psalms 96:12
(ESV)  let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy
(KJV)  Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice
(MSG)  Let Wilderness turn cartwheels, Animals, come dance, Put every tree of the forest in the choir—
(NIV)  Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
(NLT)  Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy! Let the trees of the forest sing for joy

Nehemiah 9:6 God made the earth and all that is on it scripture.

Nehemiah 9:6
(ESV)  “You are the LORD, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.
(KJV)  Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.
(MSG)  You’re the one, GOD, you alone; You made the heavens, the heavens of heavens, and all angels; The earth and everything on it, the seas and everything in them; You keep them all alive; heaven’s angels worship you!
(NIV)  You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.
(NLT)  “You alone are the LORD. You made the skies and the heavens and all the stars. You made the earth and the seas and everything in them. You preserve them all, and the angels of heaven worship you.

Genesis 1:28 God bless all the animals of the Earth to multiply. Species extinction is not part of God’s will Bible citation.

Genesis 1:28
(ESV)  And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
(KJV)  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
(MSG)  God blessed them: “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge! Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth.”
(NIV)  God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
(NLT)  Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”

Romans 8:21 The Creation is under bondage and corruption due to mankind’s sin.

Romans 8:21
(ESV)  that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
(KJV)  Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
(MSG)  until both creation and all the creatures are ready and can be released at the same moment into the glorious times ahead. Meanwhile, the joyful anticipation deepens.
(NIV)  that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
(NLT)  the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay.

Psalm 19:1 The environment declares God’s glory Bible passage for Earth Day.

Psalms 19:1
(ESV)  To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
(KJV)  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
(MSG)  A David psalm. God’s glory is on tour in the skies, God-craft on exhibit across the horizon.
(NIV)  For the director of music. A psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
(NLT)  For the choir director: A psalm of David. The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.

Psalms 19:2
(ESV)  Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.
(KJV)  Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
(MSG)  Madame Day holds classes every morning, Professor Night lectures each evening.
(NIV)  Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.
(NLT)  Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known.

Psalms 19:3
(ESV)  There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard.
(KJV)  There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
(MSG)  Their words aren’t heard, their voices aren’t recorded,
(NIV)  They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.
(NLT)  They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard.

Psalms 19:4
(ESV)  Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun,
(KJV)  Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
(MSG)  But their silence fills the earth: unspoken truth is spoken everywhere. God makes a huge dome for the sun—a superdome!
(NIV)  Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
(NLT)  Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world. God has made a home in the heavens for the sun.

Psalms 19:5
(ESV)  which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
(KJV)  Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
(MSG)  The morning sun’s a new husband leaping from his honeymoon bed, The daybreaking sun an athlete racing to the tape.
(NIV)  It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
(NLT)  It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding. It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race.

Romans 1:2 God’s attributes (natural theology) can be seen in all that was made.

Romans 1:20
(ESV)  For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
(KJV)  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
(MSG)  By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can’t see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine being. So nobody has a good excuse.
(NIV)  For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
(NLT)  For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

Psalm 145:5 Christians can reflect on the work of God’s creation as an act of praise and worship toward Jesus.

Enjoying nature and the environment is a way to praise God according to this scripture reference for Earth Day.

Psalms 145:5
(ESV)  On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
(KJV)  I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
(MSG)  Your beauty and splendor have everyone talking; I compose songs on your wonders.
(NIV)  They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty— and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
(NLT)  I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor and your wonderful miracles.

FAQ about Earth Day in the Bible

Do Christians celebrate Earth Day?

Yes, Christians celebrate Earth Day. We believe that as stewards of God’s creation, we have a responsibility to take care of the earth and all its inhabitants. Christians have long been advocates for taking care of the environment, and there are many Bible verses that support this belief. For example, in Genesis 1:28, God commands humans to “subdue” the earth and have dominion over it. This verse is often used to argue that humans are supposed to use nature responsibly and not abuse it. In addition, Jesus said that humans would be judged based on how they treated “the least of these,” which includes animals and the environment (Matthew 25:40-45).

What does the Bible say about Earth Day?

Basically, the Bible has a lot to say about how we should treat the earth and its resources. For example, in Genesis 1:28, God gives us humans dominion over the earth and its creatures. Psalm 24:1 tells us that the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it. In other words, we are merely stewards of God’s creation. And as stewards, we have a responsibility to take care of it. That’s why, in my sermon, I encouraged everyone to do something special for Earth Day this year. Whether it’s planting a tree, picking up litter, God is pleased when we care for the environment. That’s what the Garden of Eden was all about.

Does the Scriptures say we should take care of the planet?

Yes! Genesis 1:28 says, “And God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.'” We are called to be stewards of creation. This means caring for the planet God has entrusted us with. We should take care of our environment, recycle, reduce our consumption, etc. because we love God and want to obey Him. As we care for His creation, we show Him that we trust Him to take care of us.

What does the Bible say about recycling and pollution?

In Genesis, we see that God created the world and declared it good. And in the Book of Revelation, we see a vision of a new heaven and a new earth, where there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain. That’s God’s ideal for his creation! So it stand to reason that when it comes to issues like recycling and pollution, Scripture would have something to say about how we should care for the world around us. And indeed it does! In Colossians 3:17, we’re told to “Do everything in love.” And 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 says that love is patient and kind; it does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.

What does God say about protecting the earth?

The bible is clear that we are to be good stewards of the earth and its resources. In Genesis, God places humanity in the Garden of Eden and tells them to care for it. In the New Testament, Jesus teaches us that we are to love our neighbors, and what better way to love our neighbor than by taking care of the earth they live on? Throughout scripture, we see a common theme: that we are tasked with taking care of the earth. This includes conserving its resources, using them wisely, and not exploiting them for personal gain. It also means minimized pollution and working to cleansing up what pollution exists. Practically speaking, this can look like recycling, driving less, eating environmentally-friendly foods, composting

What did Jesus say about nature?

Jesus said that nature is good. He even said that nature was made by God and is therefore good. In the Bible, Jesus says, “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” (Matt. 6:26). He also said, “The heavens are declaring the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of his hands” (Psalm 19:1). So we see that Jesus affirmed both the goodness of nature and its divine origin.

Why does God want us to take care of the environment?

As stewards of God’s creation, it is our responsibility to take care of the earth and all its inhabitants.
The Bible makes it clear that we are to have dominion over the animals and the environment, but we are not to abuse or mistreat them. We are to be good stewards of the resources God has given us, and that includes taking care of the planet He has entrusted to us. When we destroy the environment, it not only hurts creation itself, but also harms human beings who depend on it for their sustenance and survival. We need to remember that everything is connected, and when we hurt one part of creation, we ultimately hurt another. Jesus said love your neighbor as yourself, this is a strong reason to pass on a healthy ecosystem and flourishing planet to the next generations.

Where can I learn more about Earth Day and it’s history?

Read the Earth Day article on Wikipedia or visit the Earth Day website.

Do Christians believe in global warming?

Yes, Christians believe in global warming is a problem. The Bible tells us that God created the earth and everything in it, and that we are called to be stewards of his creation. So Christians have a responsibility to take care of the planet and to protect our environment. That doesn’t mean there’s unanimous agreement on the best way to address climate change, but there is general consensus among Christians that we should be doing something about it. We need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, invest in renewable energy sources, and take other steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And we need to do all this while also caring for the poor and vulnerable who are most affected by climate change.

Do churches support the Paris Climate Change agreement?

The Paris Climate Change agreement is an important pact between nations to help curb the emissions that are causing climate change. While there are differing opinions on how much each nation should contribute to this effort, the vast majority of churches support the agreement and believe that it is an important step in taking care of God’s creation. As Christians, we are called to be stewards of God’s creation, and that means taking care of the environment. Climate change is a huge problem, and it’s one that we need to address together as a global community. The Paris Climate Change agreement is a good way to start working towards reducing our carbon footprint and slowing down climate change.

More Bible Study Reference for the Importance of Earth Day in the Scripture

https://www.guideposts.org/bible-verses/inspirational-bible-verses/15-bible-verses-for-earth-day

https://www.openbible.info/topics/earth_day

https://rootedandgrounded.com/blogs/news/bible-verses-about-nature

https://bibilium.com/bible-verses-about-nature-earth-day/

https://www.saltproject.org/progressive-christian-blog/2020/4/20/earth-day-climate-action-and-the-bible

https://blog.bible/bible-engagers-blog/entry/what-does-the-bible-say-about-earth-day

https://www.gotquestions.org/Earth-Day.html

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