The great power of God was first displayed during the days of creation. Some think it all happened by chance but one who seeks to know the truth will search not accept. 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. The Great designer made a world that was ready for man; the plant and animal life formed and given to man to have dominion over them (Gen. 1:28, 29).
Men move mountains and rivers by explosives, heavy equipment, and brute force, while God spoke the world into existence (II Peter 3:5 – 7). Imagine God loved man enough to make him a place to live and a place for man to learn of Him. It was not a hap hazard creation but was a glorious creation. After each day God looked upon it and saw that it was good.
God planted the Garden of Eden and here is where He placed His creation man, giving instructions to dress and keep the garden. Isn’t it interesting that God had something for man to do, work to keep the garden. God still intends for man to work.
Genesis two tells that as God looked upon His creation He saw that man being alone was not good. This was the only thing God saw that He could improve upon. 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, one would think no wickedness would ever enter.
But 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 and think. In giving man this ability God 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 Eve with the same ploys he uses today, the lust of the eye, lust of the flesh, and the pride of life.
He lied to her telling her that eating of the fruit would not cause her to die, but rather it would make her as “gods” knowing good and evil.
God in His justice could have destroyed man but 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). God’s power, and love for mankind extends far beyond just caring for man’s physical needs.
Paul wrote concerning this love, “For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8, 9). The power of God is not only seen in creation but also in salvation (Rom. 1:16).