How exciting. God made all the animals but he gave man the thrill of naming them all.
What a privilege to not only live with them and rule over them but to name them also! God sure did want us to feel at home in the place He put us.
Sometimes at work I find it hard when I’ve been working on a project for years and then someone comes along and delivers it. They were only involved in the project for the last days or weeks.
However God chose Adam to finalise this project of Gods by naming the animals. This not only gives us in site to Gods will and heart, it illustrates to us that God wanted us to rule over and look after the animals. They really are a gift from God, the big ones and the small ones.
“Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.”
Genesis 2:19 NIV