A Note On Creation
Creation of Nature
Genesis 1 and 2 provides an account of creation of heaven and earth by God in the beginning.
The scriptures says that in 5 days and the first part of the sixth day God created light, heaven, earth, grass, vegetation life, fruit life, great bodies of water, sun, stars, moon, air life, water life, and lower animal life. This constitutes what we call nature in contrast to humankind.
Creation of food, Adam, the garden with food, and work for Adam even before Eve is created for marriage to Adam
This section shows the integrated creative work of God and how the purpose of each creative act aligns with other creative Acts.
And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good (Genesis 1:11-12)
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food;… (Genesis 2:7-9)
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it (Genesis 2:15).