In Genesis 1:26, God created His children in His image and likeness to serve Him.
In Genesis 2:7, God created Homo sapiens to rescue His lost children.
Thus "man" is immortal spirit wrapped in Homo sapiens flesh. And for the last many thousands of years, this has been a rescue mission.
How could God destroy most of humanity during Noah's Flood? Because He cares little for these Homo sapiens vessels and far more about the spiritual children who inhabit these vessels.
Homo sapiens, language, religion and civilization are the tools created to help us wake up spiritually so that we may return to our original purpose, to serve God.