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.”
Genesis 1:28, NLT
To “reign over” something is to have absolute authority and control over it. God has ultimate rule over the earth, and he exercises his authority with loving care. When God delegated some of his authority to the human race, he expected us to take responsibility for the environment and the other creatures that share our planet.
I cannot afford to be careless and wasteful as I fulfill His charge. God was careful how he made this earth. I must not be careless about how I take care of it.
I can apply this in the business world that I am exposed to. I can care for my family, friends, clients and acquaintances. I must govern and influence responsibly. I must pay serious attention, be resourceful and make an attempt to always apply things correctly.