Read Genesis 1:9-31
God has provided everything we need for a healthy life, including water. But we do not always look after it.
Across the world, many water sources are polluted by solid waste, sewage and chemicals from industry, mining and agriculture. In addition, the unjust distribution of water means that many people are left without a regular supply, while others have more than they need.
God wants us to have healthy, equitable relationships, based on justice, that promote dignity and peace (Micah 6:8; Philippians 2:3-4). But this is difficult to achieve when we act as though we own God’s creation and can do anything with it.
Instead, we need to recognise that God wants us to serve him by taking care of all that he has given us (Genesis 2:15), and by looking after each other (James 2:15-17).