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Eternal Wisdom – Day 3

God – the Almighty Creator Part 3
- God’s purpose for man

Bible text(s)

15Then the LORD God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to cultivate it and guard it.

Genesis 2:15GNBOpen in Bible reader

6You appointed them rulers over everything you made;

you placed them over all creation:

7sheep and cattle, and the wild animals too;

8the birds and the fish

and the creatures in the seas.

Psalms 8:6-8GNBOpen in Bible reader

25Nor does he need anything that we can supply by working for him, since it is he himself who gives life and breath and everything else to everyone. 26From one human being he created all races on earth and made them live throughout the whole earth. He himself fixed beforehand the exact times and the limits of the places where they would live. 27He did this so that they would look for him, and perhaps find him as they felt about for him. Yet God is actually not far from any one of us; 28as someone has said,

‘In him we live and move and exist.’

It is as some of your poets have said,

‘We too are his children.’

Acts 17:25-28GNBOpen in Bible reader

As a further sign of his love and trust, God not only created man in his own image, but he put him in charge of creation to manage and care for it

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