Text Study – Question 2 (family)

Here is a midrash (Rabbinic commentary on the Bible) worth exploring this morning.

“When God created the first human beings, God led them around the Garden of Eden and said: “Look at my works! See how beautiful they are—how excellent! For your sake I created them all. See to it that you do not spoil and destroy My world; for if you do, there will be no one else to repair it.” (Midrash Kohelet Rabbah, 1 on Ecclesiastes 7:13)

Q: The midrash says that God created the world for our sake.  If this is true, what rights and

responsibilities do we have for the planet?

Q: What do you think God means when saying “there will be no one else to repair it”?

 

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