God pronounces that his creation is good 

            After 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. 

            We have 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 good." 

            The 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." 

            God made 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 of Eden. 


God makes provision for man and all his animal creation

             Gen. 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."

            Notice 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. 

            Man was 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.