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Don’t forget how great God is
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It is almost unbelievable that the God of heaven and earth, the all mighty would even consider mere man in the scheme of things.

Job questioned that God would set his heart upon man (Heb. 2:6; Job 7:17). In God’s creation man seems to be such a small part of the picture, but it is to man that God’s love is given (John 3:16; II Peter 1:3). God’s, infinite power, love and justice have been working for man since the beginning of time and will continue till the end of time.

Imagine just how it was during the days of creation, the shifting of the land masses, the forming of the seas and water ways, the great lights set to rule the day and the night to control the seasons and the days and the years as the Great designer made a world that was ready for man.

Plant and animal life formed with man having dominion over them (Gen. 1:28, 29). Men use explosives, heavy equipment and brute force, to move mountains, while God spoke the world into existence (II Peter 3:5-7). Creation was glorious. God looked upon it and saw that it was good. God was preparing a place for his crown of creation to be placed.

God planted a garden where he placed his man, giving instructions to dress and keep the garden. God saw that man being alone was not good. In his creative power God caused a deep sleep to come upon Adam and from his side he took one of his ribs and from that rib he formed woman.

God brought the woman to Adam and the first home comes into existence. God saw that this was good. Man needs to listen to God’s idea of man and woman being a home.

One would think that in such a glorious place as Eden, wickedness would not be present. Into this perfect place of peace, the serpent came, to tempt woman.

God gave man the power to make decisions, to have choices not to be as a machine unable to reason. In giving this ability there was the possibility that man would make a wrong choice, which he did (Gen.3:3-6).

God had told man, “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Gen. 2:17).

Satan tempted the woman with, the lust of the eye, lust of the flesh, and the pride of life. He told her eating to the fruit would not cause her to die, but rather it would make her as “God” knowing good and evil.

When man disobeyed, God in his justice could have destroyed man. Instead of destroying man, God’s justice was appeased by the power of God’s love in the promising of sending a Savior for mankind.

One might think that God would give up on man, but God never gives up on man. How great God is.

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