He gave his creatures free will and doesn't take it back. The devil took on the form of a serpent with the powers he was given as an angel. He isn't on anyone's payroll. That is probably why he chose to reject God: "Non Servium" - I will not serve!
Mankind did not have to fail. That is like saying a dad needs to jump off a bridge so that his kids can know what it's like to be orphans. There is no set script that mankind is following. We have been endowed with free will and history is just a record of results of that free will.
I totally agree that nothing is equal to or greater than God.
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