1. Exposition

What does the use of the word “subdue” reveal?

Genesis 1:28 (ESV)

28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

The use of this word indicates that creation is not a self-organizing world that could do without man.