Genesis 1:31, ”And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.’‘
One cannot assume that everyone is aware of the Creation account in Genesis 1. In this chapter we have the introduction to beauty, God’s beauty. And at the end, we read that God declared that everything He made was good (Gen. 1:31).
The Hebrew word for good implies beauty. And at the height of creation was man and woman, the divine image bearers. God made them in His image to be able to enjoy Him in His beauty and to reflect it.
And so, for us to bear the divine image of God, means to reflect His glory. However, in Genesis 3, we are introduced to the Fall, where man sins against God, and man is now a marred image bearer. God executes justice, and now, not only does Adam and Eve, but all humanity stand guilty before God.
The beauty is, even tough in our sinfulness, we attempt to ruin God’s beauty – He displays His beauty even greater in the sacrifice in Christ as He provides for us in our sinfulness.