The idea of being made in God’s image has been the subject of much discussion within the Christian community over the centuries. It carries with it an understanding of the dignity of humanity, of being designed to function within relationships, of being wired to worship and serve our Creator.
But it also carries with it a responsibility: to “rule” or “have dominion” over the earth (Genesis 1:28).
Read More Bible Verses for Dominion:
Genesis 1:26, 28 (NKJV): 26. Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
28. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Genesis 27:40 (NKJV): By your sword you shall live, And you shall serve your brother; And it shall come to pass, when you become restless, That you shall break his yoke from your neck.”
Judges 5:13 (NKJV): “Then the survivors came down, the people against the nobles; The Lord came down for me against the mighty.
Psalm 8:6 (NKJV): You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet.
Psalm 49:14 (NKJV): Like sheep they are laid in the grave; Death shall feed on them; The upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; And their beauty shall be consumed in the grave, far from their dwelling.
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