Q. I have been a born again Christian for about 7 months now and have taken to the scriptures like crazy reading and learning. One thing I have not been able to clearly understand in all my reading so far is why man is God’s greatest creation. I understand we were made in His image and he actually breathed life into us but how are we actually a more prized creation than say angels for example? They have free will just as we do from what I understand, yet God gave us (man) a way to find redemption where as the angels did not after rebellion. Can you clarify how we are a more prized creation than any other?
A. As you’ve said God created us in His own image and personally breathed life into us. He considers us to be His work of art, has expressed a love for us that’s unique in all creation, and provided the means for our redemption when we sinned, even allowing us to be adopted into His own family to share in His inheritance. The Bible clearly says this of us in passages like John 3:16, Galatians 4:4-7, and Ephes. 2:8-10 but doesn’t offer any explanation as to why God feels this way about us.