The First Human Crisis
If you began reading at Genesis 1:1 and continued until you came to the first crisis in human history, where would you stop? Many people would stop at Genesis 3 that describes The Fall of mankind. That’s understandable – to say that The Fall was a crisis would be a huge understatement.
But it wasn’t the first.
When God created the world and all that is in it, the word that is used repeatedly to describe the Creator’s handiwork is the word “good.” He created light and said it was “good.” He created the land and the sea and said it was “good.” He created the vegetation, trees, and plants and said it was “good.” He created the fish, birds, and animals and said it was “good.” The creation was “good.” In fact, Genesis 1:31 tells us it was “very good.”
The first human crisis is in Genesis 2 with the creation of Adam and God noted that he was alone. “It is NOT GOOD,” the Creator said (v. 18; emphasis added). The first time something was said to be “not good” was in reference to the aloneness of Adam.
Keep in mind that this was before sin entered into the world.
Adam lived in a perfect world
Adam possessed everything
Adam had an exalted position
Adam was in perfect relationship with God
Yet God said, “It is not good” – in relationship with God, but alone. His immediate solution was to provide a companion for Adam. Later we see that God provided three means of confronting aloneness: