Genesis Chapter 1-2:3 – The Dominion of All Things Part 3

Why would God create man in the first place?


We do know that God did not make man because He was lonely.  Long before He created angels or man, He was having blessed fellowship with His Beloved Son. (John 17:5,24) Some have suggested that prior to mans creation God had ample opportunity to express many of His attributes.

1) His omnipotence

In creating the stars

2) His omniscience

In fashioning angels

3) His holiness

In judging the fallen angels

4) His grace

This attribute had yet to be exercised


God created man knowing full well he would sin. but in no way did He encourage him to do so.

In the fullness of time He planned to send His Son to die in man’s place. This displays His manifold grace

Ephesians 2:7


But then , why did He create man?

Rev 4:11 – For His pleasure.

Man then was created to demonstrate the glory of God and to fellowship with the God of glory.


His original duties and responsibilities


Upon his creation man was given the following duties and responsibilities:


A) Man was to assume the headship over all nature.

Genesis 1:26 – Over the earth

Heb 2:5-8 – Eventually over the entire universe (Christ)


B) man was to make his headship in Eden and he was also to take care of it

Genesis 2:15


C) Man was to provide names for every living creature

Genesis 2:19-20


D) Man was to love and protect his wife

Genesis 2:24


E) Man was to reproduce himself and populate the earth with his kind.

Genesis 1:28


F) Man was to enjoy all the fruits of the various trees (except one)

Genesis 2:16


G) Man was forbidden to partake of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil

Genesis 2:17


About Clint Rodgers

I am a father of 2 wonderful children and the husband of a beautiful woman who has taught me more about compassion for goofballs than I could have ever learned. I have know Jesus for many years but about 5 years ago I truly met Him and now I do my best to follow Him as I walk in this world
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