There is an interesting detail about creation in Genesis 2:5: “When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground.” Notice the cause and effect. Shrubs and plants had not grown and sprouted because God had not made it rain and there was no man to work the ground. Both were necessary as part of God’s plan for creation.
Embedded in this cause and effect we find God’s intended purpose for humans to rule over creation. The roles God gave us were not an afterthought. He did not create the world followed by people only then to figure out how we would fit within His design. From the very beginning, God’s intention was for people to work in concert with Him to rule over creation.
How is your sense of purpose and dignity strengthened by knowing that God’s intention is for you to work in concert with Him?