Who is God? Who am I? Who are these other people? These are some of the most important questions we can ask, and today's passage has some of the most important answers to them.
Ten times in this chapter we read this phrase, “And God said.” This points us to one of the most important and striking features of this account: God makes things with His words.
Genesis 1:1 does not say, “In the beginning, Adam was created by God.” Instead we're introduced to God, who speaks and acts and creates, and it’s not until further down in the chapter that humans show up. This is so important, because it tells us that we are not the main characters in this story. We’re the supporting characters. This story is about God.