In the interests of keeping damned dirty philosophy out of The King's English... here's a little diversion on the topic of "Behold it was very good"...
There's a very ancient question in philosophy: Is a thing good because god says it is, or does god say it's good because it is good?
We probably want the answer to be the latter.
Instinctively we don't trust god (or the gods) and we don't want to cede to divinity the right to judge. We'd rather be the arbiters and we'd rather there be a standard of good outside of god to which god just has to shrug his shoulders and say "Gotta admit, that's good."
Now within the terms of this thought experiment, that's interesting isn't it? We'd probably rather trust an impersonal standard than a personal god. There's a window onto our hearts.
But the reason the philosopher likes posing this question is because at this point she has you! "Aha!" comes the gleeful riposte, "now you have something outside of god - something to which god is subject. Gotcha!"
While this is a problem for the god of philosophy, it's not a problem for the God of the bible. For all eternity there has been something alongside the Father - and not just one thing, because if that were the case then all of reality would fall into 'Father' and 'not-Father'. If there were only two eternal Persons, the only sense of distinction that could exist would be between self and not-self. Otherness would be tantamount to negation, or at leasty threat.
But no, in the living God there is true distinction and particularity because besides the Father there has always been His Son and His Spirit. There not only can be things 'outside' the Father which move Him - He always has been most moved by His Son and effusive in the praise He showers upon Him. This praise is intimately linked to the Spirit in Scripture (for instance, Isaiah 42:1).
Now Jesus both is good and is called good by the Father. And neither truth is more foundational than the other - for the goodness of the Son and the loving praise of the Father are (here's a word for you!) equiprimordial - that is, equally old. Equally ultimate.
When the Father creates a world through and for His Son, the very dynamic for creation is that eternal praise. The world exists to be drawn into and under the Son - to share in this life of goodness and appreciation.
So the Father's approval of the world is not simply a divine imposition. He is moved to make this acclamation - and moved by something 'out there'. But the 'out there-ness' is not a brute fact. The world is not good in and of itself. There is none good but God alone! The world is good as an expression of the Father's love for Christ, as a proclamation of Christ the Craftsman's glory, as an inheritance for the Beloved Son.
God loves the world for the sake of His Son. And its goodness - in fact all goodness - is always related to its orientation towards Christ.