Genesis 1:31

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31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

See Genesis 1:1 to 2:3 and Meaning of "very good" .

"Very good" and "the thinking of the flesh"

[The serpent's] mind was purely and emphatically a “Carnal Mind”, of a more shrewd description than that of any of the inferior creatures. It was “very good”

John Thomas, Elpis Israel: an exposition of the Kingdom of God p81

The quality of being “very good” is therefore not peculiar to the man, nor does it bear some special significance for him; as “a beast of the field” it must include the serpent. Clearly, being “very good” in the sense in which it is here used of the animal creation does not exclude “the thinking of the flesh”

Sargent, L G, “Dr Thomas on Adam’s Temptation” The Christadelphian vol. 106, 1969, p.124