National Bible Week- Day 3
We have established that God created the Earth for people to live on. What would be good to know is how long does God intend for people to live on the Earth. People have come up with all kinds of ideas about this, but the Bible actually tells us how long God wants us to be here on the Earth.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 says that when God created people He put eternity into their hearts. At Psalms 37:10, 11 & 29 it reinforces this thought by saying that upright people would inherit the Earth & live on it forever. This only makes sense when you consider the account where God created the first man and woman.
When God put them in the garden, He gave Adam & Eve the job to take care of the Earth & the animals. Then He told them that they would die if they ate from the tree in the middle of the garden. Think about it- where would Adam & Eve be if they had not eaten from that tree. If they had listened and not eaten from that tree, they would still be alive today and living on the Earth.
So, God's original intention was for people to live forever on the Earth- and that is still His intention.