God loves the earth. He has designed and created it to be inhabited (Isa. 45:18). He includes the land in Genesis among all that he calls “very good” (Gen. 1:31). A vital part of God’s promise to Abraham is a land in which to live. As Israel prepares to enter God’s promised land, the Lord provides concrete instructions about how we are care for the physical place in which we live. He cares about how we treat the land and those who live and are employed upon it.