How is it that the God of heaven and earth, the almighty would even consider mere man in the scheme of things? The Hebrew writer refers to Job who questioned the fact that God would set his heart upon man (Heb. 2:6; Job 7:17).
In the grandeur of God’s creation man seems to be such a small part of the entire picture, but it is to man that God’s love has been given (John 3:16; II Peter 1:3). These three attributes of God, his infinite power, love and justice have been working for man since the beginning of time and will continue till time is no more.
What a spectacle of God’s power must have been shown during the days of creation, the shifting of the land masses, the forming of the seas and waterways, 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 to inhabit – the plant and animal life formed and given to man to have dominion over them (Gen. 1:28, 29).
God planted a garden and here is where he placed his creation man, giving instructions to dress and keep the garden. As God looked upon his creation he saw that man being alone was not good. God’s love for man was shown in his making a help meet suitable for Adam.
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.
In a place where the power of God had been so manifested, where his love for man was expressed in his providing for man, one would think no wickedness would ever enter. Satan tempted the woman with the same ploys he still uses today: 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 “gods” knowing good and evil.
When man disobeyed God, God in his justice could have destroyed man. Instead of destroying man, God’s justice is appeased by the power of God’s love in the promising of sending a savior for mankind. God would send his Son to take the place of man, to redeem mankind (Gen. 3:15).
The seed of woman, Christ, defeated Satan by the power, love and justice of God. By God’s power, Christ was sacrificed for the sins of man (Acts 2:22, 23) and God’s justice was served in the redeeming power of the blood of Christ (Eph.1:7) the grave could not hold Christ for he came forth from the grave. (Acts 2:21, 32). He was triumphant over death giving mankind the hope of the resurrection (I Cor. 15:20-28).
The power, love and justice are infinite, they keep on keeping on. It is by God’s power that the world continues today (II Peter 3:7). The power of God is seen in nature as mankind explores the creation of God. The earth and the heavens serve as a reminder of the creative power of God. God will not force man to believe in him, but he has shown himself to man in the power of his creation (Rom. 1:20, 21).
Man may deny God’s work choosing to believe in evolution, they may scoff at a God who loves them enough to send a savior who willingly gave himself for man believing that man is no better than the animals who have no soul, but they will not be able to escape the reality of God’s justice on the Day of Judgment. God is infinite in his power, his love and his justice.