On the Sixth Day (Bonus) – Man (male and female) Were Not Created To Rule Over Other Man. Confused? Get ready…!!
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[A] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image,in the image of God he created them;male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Genesis 1:26-28
God created a habitat for vegetation, animals and humans…everything in painstaking detail. He established the rule of man (male and female) over all the animals. God did not give man (male and female) any instructions regarding ruling over other male and females.
This is no mistake.
God intended to for His prized creation to have no ruler but a relationship with Himself.
Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. Genesis 2:19
God made a conscious decision to engage with man in awarding and “name” identity to the individual animal species – wow!!!
After the fall, Adam and Eve had two sons. They offered sacrifices to God from their work. To God…not to Adam. And God provided a one-on-one feedback to Cain on how to be accepted by God.
If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.” Genesis 4:7
The rejection of Cains sacrifice had nothing to do with what he offered but the condition of his heart – “If you do what is right, will you not be accepted?”
A man (male and female) heart determines their actions. So God intended to have a relationship with man but that man would full over animals and the rest of creation – not other man (male and female). That job was reserved for God.
How can the world operate without people in control you may ask. Easy, when we allow God to control and we get into relationship with God.
I had loads of questions too – what about David etc. Follow through each leader and return to God’s original plan and interaction with man and you will also see, there was no intention for man to rule over other man (male and female).
God created man (male and female) to be in relationship with Himself.
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