1. It pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for the manifestation of the glory of his eternal power, wisdom, and goodness, in the beginning, to create or make of nothing the world, and all things therein, whether visible or invisible, in the space of six days, and all very good. >Here we see two very important points with respect to God’s creation of the world. First, we see why God created the world; “For the manifestation of the glory of his eternal power, wisdom, and goodness.” Second, we see what God used to create the universe; nothing! That is to say nothing outside of Himself. For within Him are all things that are necessary for His existence as well as the existence of the universe.
2. After God had made all other creatures, he created man, male and female, with reasonable and immortal souls, endued with knowledge, righteousness, and true holiness after his own image, having the law of God written in their hearts, and power to fulfill it; and yet under n possibility of transgressing, being left to the liberty of their own will, which was subject unto change. Besides this law written in their hearts, they received a command not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; which while they kept were happy in their communion with God, and had dominion over the creatures.
>Here we find one of, if not the, best descriptions of man and his place in creation (except of course for Scripture, which is the basis for this statement).