The Bible States We Must Conserve and Respect Our Natural Environment

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In Jeremiah (9:9-11), “Should I not punish them for this?” declares the Lord. “Should I not avenge myself on such a nation as this?” I will weep and wail for the mountains and take up a lament concerning the desert pastures. They are desolate and untraveled, and the lowing of cattle is not heard. The birds of the air have fled and the animals are gone. “I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals and I will lay waste the towns of Judah so no can live there.” Habakkuk (2:17), “The violence you have done to Lebanon will overwhelm you, and for your destruction of animals will terrify you. For you have shed man’s blood; you have destroyed lands and cities and everyone in them.
In both cases, the punishment is that the land is “lay waste”, just what we are doing today too much of on our farmland and wilderness. Bible verses clearly state to respect and conserve the natural environment is a theme that appears throughout the Bible, often implying to just the types of problems we face today: harshness to farm animals, destruction of wildlife and dwelling and contamination of our food, air and water. Food waste is food material that is discarded or unable to be used. Food waste is exactly what we think it is “trash”. Ways to diminish food waste is for households they could cook smaller portions. They could also use every part of the animal or crop not just partials. Better transportation or buying locally would reduce waste.
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