Text: Genesis 1:26-31.

In this passage, we are given more instructions about God’s design for the family, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth …” Since that time, family has always been defined as comprising of a man and a woman who are united to each other in a life-long covenant (marriage), from which proceed children (if God so wills it).Children are not to be seen as accidents or as burdens to be tolerated until they are grown and gone. Scripture teaches that children are a blessing from the Lord (Ps.127:3- 5). In fact, it is required of Christian parents to raise their children in Christ (Eph.6:4).

Reflect on verse 28, how are you going to subdue the creation that God has given you? What is God teaching you in this verse, and how are you going to apply it to your life?

Father, forgive us where we have not properly subdued the environment, instead we have destroyed it. We pray for those couples who do not have children. Father open their wombs to the glory of Your name. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen.