In that very simple statement, “Let us make man in our own image”, God was going to do something spectacular. Previously, God just spoke everything into existence. God in being the Almighty, the all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-loving Spirit that He is to us, He took a particularly vested interest in the development and thought of our creation. He wanted mankind to be His greatest work. The mere diction in the speaking of words to create the spirit of man seemed now far too commonplace.
God wanted to always take care of us and abundantly bless us beyond measure. He wanted to bless us so much that our earthly vessels couldn't even hope to contain it. Molded from the clay of the ground, God took His time in doing exactly what He originally planned to do. By creating, a living being without sin, guile, jealousy, envy, strife, rage, anger, or, hatred. When God created Adam he was the first in line of many to come. Blameless, Spotless, and devoid of any knowledge of why he was created. He just knew that he was here and he was with God.
Before God, even created the spirit of man, He already lined up a job for us after we came to being made. He wanted us to work. God knows that the spirit of man is frail and restless, so we might feel the need to stay busy while in this human form. With God also being sovereign, he did not create us because He wanted to be worshiped and wanted to hold someone under subjection. When you lead in that manner, you judge with an iron fist. God is a Spiritual Being who shows love, compassion, and mercy. God never wanted to control us. As fashioned by His own hands and given the gift of life with His breath, God created us to fellowship with Him.
God in His infinite wisdom thought of all that we would need to exist here on earth. As noticed as well, God said that its not right for man to be alone so He created Eve from the rib of Adam whom placed in a deep sleep. After Adam woke from his sleep, He found Eve and called her, Woman because she had been taken from Man. God then commanded them to be fruitful and multiply which can be interpreted as to go forth and increase that spirit of God which pure and perfect. In that mission, we are encouraged to share that gift with everyone that we meet. The precious gift of salvation. The gracious promise in the blessed assurance of everlasting life through our faith in the person of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ who died for our sins and rose again to welcome us into our permanent home with our Heavenly Father.