In the beginning, God made man in His own image (Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 5:1, Job 33:4). “He created man to be male and female” (Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 5:1-2; Mark 10:6). “God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into His nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being” (Genesis 2:7). We are His masterpiece. He made us from dust and breathed life into us. This is remarkable.
Psalm 8:3-6 declares, “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained; What is man that You take thought of Him. And the son of man that You care for Him? Yet, You have made him a little lower than God, and crowned him with glory and majesty!” God created earth, and, yet, He considers us royalty. We are crowned with His glory and majesty.
God gives us authority to be over all the earth including the animals. In Genesis 1:26, God says, “let us make man in Our image [the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit], according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God has given us a responsibility to take care of the things He created on earth. We should be honored to have such a task. God entrusts us with His creation. Genesis 1:31 says, “God saw all that He had made, and it was very good.”
God says we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). Everything He created was good. In fact, very good. He is proud of His creations. We are created by God and made into His image.