Reading the chapters as a home story allows the emergence of rich theology that is obscured by reading the text as a house story. We learn that, even though God has provided for us, it is not about us. The cosmos is not ours to do with as we please but God’s place in which we serve as his co-regents. Our subduing and ruling are carried out in full recognition that we are caretakers. Whatever humanity does, it should be directed toward bringing order out of non-order. Our use of the environment should not impose disorder. This is not just a house that we inhabit; it is our divinely gifted home, and we are accountable for our use of it and work in it.—The Lost World of Adam and Eve, p. 52
Amen and amen! That's why dumping excessive amounts of fertilizers, pesticides (e.g., neo-nics), herbicides (e.g., Round-up™), and destructive mining (e.g., fracking, strip mining), just to mention a few things, are wrong. We are destroying God's creation and we will be held accountable.