God at the start of creation established a family to have close intimate relationship with him. God writes in Genesis 1:26-28” Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” 27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
Notice in these verses that God created man in his image implying that he wanted relationship with us not religion. God initiated this relationship first by creating us in His image secondly; he spoke to man before man replied to him. He created us in his image and his likeness. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit had fellowship and communicated with one another before the creation of the world. God is a relational God not a religious God.
Throughout the Old Testament God said he did not want new moons or sacrifices kept but that His people would obey him and relate to him. He sent Jesus in bodily form, which was the exact representation of the Father. Hebrews 1:3” The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being,” Father sending Jesus so God could relate to us. Jesus giving his life blood on Calvary to restore our relationship with God. Our Father is surely a relational God it is in his very nature.