The questions of ultimate authority and man's purpose for existence are declared by God in these opening verses of the Bible. The Creator has rights over His creation. We testify to this in our copyright and patent laws. Therefore God has rights over His creation, hence He is the final authority for everything. How does man fit in? Genesis tells us very clearly: man was made by God for God. There could be no higher purpose. God's goodness and His love for men is clearly demonstrated in the step by step care He takes preparing a world for Adam. This is analogour to Jesus teaching His disciples in John 14, that He was going away to prepare a place for them and would come back to take them there.