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
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
C) Man was to provide names for every living creature
D) Man was to love and protect his wife
E) Man was to reproduce himself and populate the earth with his kind.
F) Man was to enjoy all the fruits of the various trees (except one)
G) Man was forbidden to partake of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil