God pronounces that his creation is good
God created something he called it good. This was done in verses 4, 10,
12, 18, 21, and 25. Next in verse 31 we read: "And God saw every thing
that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the
morning were the sixth day." The word, "very," comes from a Hebrew word
that when joined with another word is an intensive. Thus, the phrase
"very good" carries with it the idea that it was exceedingly good.
the perfect God creating the heavens and the earth and all that is
contained therein and calling it very good. There should be no valid
criticisms of what God has created including man. It was all "very
word, "good," speaks to the moral nature of the universe that God
created. In the creation every thing that God created responded in
obedience to the calling of God when he said, "Let there be…" "and there
was." The vast majority of God's creation was made with the inherent
nature to obey and could not disobey God. Their obedience gives glory
to God: Psa. 19:1 "To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens
declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork."
man with the ability to choose to do good or to do evil. With this
freedom of choice, when man obeys God it is a higher glory to God than
the creation of God that must obey the laws of God without the ability
to choose. In light of this, Adam, and subsequently all mankind,
dishonored God when Adam disobeyed the commandment of God in the Garden
provision for man and all his animal creation
1:29 "And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed,
which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is
the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 30 And
to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every
thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given
every green herb for meat: and it was so."
that in the beginning God did not give man or animal meat to eat. God
gave the herbs and the fruit of the trees for man to eat and green herbs
for the animals to eat. God is the owner of all that is. He is a
sovereign and he has the sovereign right to set the limits on what even
is permitted to eat. Later he gives the right for man to eat meat.
initially a vegetarian and fruit eater and this was the provision that
God gave to man. The animals were vegetarians as well. It was only
after the fall of man that this was changed.
Obviously the fruits and vegetables God gave for man to eat was
originally satisfactory to satisfy the needs of man.