Other angelic hosts in heaven are designated the sons of God. When God created the earth, laying its foundations as a habitation for man, when he created these beautiful earthly creatures upon the earth, these two great stars of heaven sang together a song of gladness, and the angelic sons of God shouted for joy. (Job 38: 4-7) It appears that at that time all the creatures of Jehovah were in harmony with him and obedient to him, and of course they would watch the creation develop; and when the highest earthly creatures were made, perfect man and perfect woman, endowed with the attributes of wisdom, justice, love, and power, made in the image and likeness of Jehovah, there was great joy in heaven. Hence the occasion for the song and shouting by the heavenly hosts.
In the unfolding of the divine plan, therefore, we see that creation is the first part and is properly designated as the first string upon the harp of God. “God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5) All the works of Jehovah are perfect. (Deuteronomy 32:4) Hence we must conclude that all the creatures of Jehovah were in the light, were creatures of light, all happy, all joyful. And when the perfect man and perfect woman were placed in the beautiful garden of Eden, everything there was joyful.
To what does the subject of creation herein briefly treated relate? ¶ 28.
Who is designated in the Bible as the beginning of God’s creation? ¶ 28.
To what does the Genesis account of creation relate? ¶ 29.
What earthly creatures did God create before making man? ¶ 29.
For what purpose did God create the earth? ¶ 29.
What human beings did God create? ¶ 30.
Who was the father and who the mother of the human race? ¶ 30.
Who was the father and who the mother of Adam? ¶ 30.
What power and authority did God give to man at his creation? ¶ 30.
How did God create man? ¶ 31.
Define the soul. ¶ 31.
Does the word soul apply to any creatures except man? Give Scriptural proof. ¶ 31.
Describe the original man’s first home. ¶ 32.
What is the meaning of the word Eden? ¶ 32.
What law did God give to man by which he was to be
governed while in
Eden? ¶ 33.
Describe the creation of Eve. ¶ 34.
By obeying God’s law, how long could Adam and Eve have lived in Eden? ¶ 34.
A star is used in the Scriptures to symbolize what? ¶ 35.
What is the meaning of the Scriptural term “bright and morning star”? ¶ 35.