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God Makes Man

Genesis 2:7-27

 

God was very pleased with all that He had made, and it was good. But still it was not enough. God wanted to create someone like Himself. Someone He could walk with and talk with. Someone who could be a friend.

So God scooped up a handful of dust from the earth. Then He gently blew His life into it. And God made man. God named this man Adam, and set him in a very special garden. God had created this beautiful place just for him, and it was called Eden.

God asked Adam to care for the plants and the animals, and to give them names. He told Adam that all the delicious fruits and vegetables in Eden were for him to enjoy — all except for one. God told Adam not to eat from the tree in the center of the garden, because if he did, he would die.

Adam did just as God said, but he had no one to help him. And after a while, Adam became very lonely. The animals had each other, but Adam had no one that was like him.

 

God Still Works in the World

 

One of the most important themes of Genesis is God's love for humans and his involvement in our lives. God created the universe and all life, he was pleased with his work. He have the people the responsibility to take care of his creation.

 

God didn't just randomly create us - he made us in his image . That means he gave us the ability to love, think, feel and choose. We are valuable to God, and he wants us to experience the joy and peace of knowing and doing his will.

We may wonder why human are capable of hatred, violence, selfishness, and deceit since we have been created to be good. This happens because of sin.

We aren't perfect, but God has also given us the ability to be healed and to overcome sin.

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