The ultimate reason why God created man is to manage the earth (the works of his hands). The word manage means to be in charge of, to run something. God was looking for someone to be in charge of the garden so he formed Adam. Genesis 2 noted that God withheld rain to fall on the earth because there was no man to manage it. In otherwords, God will withold growth from a place that lacks management. God himself is a manager. When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we ask him for his will to be done on earth as it’s in heaven. He manages (is in charge) of heaven. That’s why heaven is perfect.

Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth, as it is in heaven.

And in order to extend his management to earth, he placed man, who is in his image to tend and manage…

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