In six days God created everything necessary for mankind’s wellbeing, allowing Adam and Eve to live in personal fellowship with Him. As His image bearers, Adam and Eve were privileged to demonstrate God’s reign in their lives through worshipful obedience, model that reign through their care for creation, and partner with God in multiplying the number of those who joyfully submitted to the sovereign power of God.
Yet despite all that God had provided, Adam and Eve rebelled against God, bringing myriad devastating consequences upon themselves, all mankind, and all creation.
But even in the midst of the tragedy of rebellion, God determined that sin would not win. In the midst of judgment, He also points to the new Adam – Jesus Christ – through whom the reign of God will be eternally re-established, sin will be banished, and sinners redeemed, forgiven, and reformed.