It is common to hear that God has no favorites, that He is no respecter of persons. That is true; however, He does have intimates! The good news is that anyone, anywhere, anytime can be intimate with Jehovah, the Lord God. From a look at the lives of five men, consensus can be drawn regarding some of the behaviors which lead to an intimate relationship with the great Creator, whose effect extends beyond what man can see with the most powerful telescope, and also reaches to the infinitesimal, smaller than an electron microscope can detect. Yet He loves man, his ultimate creation, even to allowing the death of His own dear Son on man’s behalf. Today we look at Adam, a man who walked and talked with God.
In some locale west of the Garden of Eden, God formed man from the dust of the earth and breathed into him the breath of life and man became a living soul. This was God’s masterpiece whom he called Adam. Toward the east God prepared a Garden. Quite possibly Adam watched as God prepared the garden. Perhaps they discussed its purpose and its beauty. God put Adam in the garden and gave him the exciting assignment to keep it maintained. The preparation of the Garden would have been the first act of God witnessed by a man. This act demonstrated to Adam that God loved him and carefully provided for him.[i] Genesis records the continued story of Eve’s creation and implies that God’s presence with Adam and Eve was a common and pleasant occurrence.
Why did God do this? In answer to that question, Henry Morris states:
It is impossible to answer such a question apart from divine revelation. We ourselves are a part of this creation and are therefore in no position to judge our Creator. The fact that He created man is sufficient proof in itself that He had reason to do so. What God does must be right, and must be rational, by definition. “Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus” (Romans 9:20)?[ii] Rev. 4:11 says God created man for his pleasure. John states that God is love, and he loves all
[i] Henry M. Morris, The Genesis Record (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1999), 87.
[ii] Ibid., 91.
Excerpt from TO KNOW HIS NAME, Oneta Hayes