rules the world because he made the world. Like a potter with his clay, God
fashioned the world into just the shape he wished, with all its amazing details.
He made it, and he owns it.
also made us. God created people who were something like himself, and put them
in charge of the world—to rule it, to care for it, to be responsible for it, and
to enjoy all its beauty and goodness. He appointed humanity to supervise and
look after the world, but always under his own authority, honouring him and
obeying his directions.
can see this represented in the illustration above: God is the ruler (the crown)
and humanity is created to live in and rule God’s world under God’s loving
all sounds rather ideal—God in heaven, people ruling the world according to his
directions, and everything right with the world. But everything is very
obviously not right—with us or the world.