What did God's providence specifically do for man whom he created?
After the creation God made a covenant with man to give him life, if he perfectly obeyed; God told him not to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil or he would die.
Created by God and placed amongst God's amazing creation, Man owed everything to their Creator, and relied on him for everything. God gave man his beginning and his very breath of life. God, being the Supreme Originator and source of all man's good gifts, rightly demanded of man allegiance. God desired that He should be given the respect and honor that His personality rightly deserved. It was the supreme desire of the Creator, that He should be the source of man's life and all his good gifts. Refusal to give God his due honor, rightly carries life and death consequences. As the ultimate Creator of the universe, he holds the Divine prerogative to write all laws, as such he placed one restriction on man. Giving man dominion over all of creation, and the fruit of every tree in the garden, and yet man was forbidden to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Man created in innocence, was obliged to submit himself to his Creator by obeying this simple command. To eat of the fruit may seem a trivial offense to incur a death penalty. However, disobedience amounted to an act of rebellion. Even as human beings, our societies have reserved the worst and most severe penalties for acts of treason or rebellion. Why would an act of treason or rebellion against the Supreme Leader of the universe deserve anything less than the most severe penalty? Would man submit himself to the authority of his Creator, or in rebellion, would he reckon himself to be his own master and declare himself to be a god unto himself?