Why Did God Create Us?

By Candy


God is independent of mankind. God is infinite, and man is finite! This raises the question of how do we, as finite beings, reconcile that an infinite and Sovereign Being wants anything to do with us? Yes, why did God create us? To what purpose did He create us? Who is He, the creator of all things and all humans, including you? Some things cannot be fully comprehended. Infinite things, eternal things, and matters of God’s sovereignty transcend our finite and temporal minds.

Genesis, the first book of the Bible, describes God’s decision to create people. And He already had work in mind for them to do in their new home, the Garden of Eden, and the rest of the world. The Bible attributes the origin of man to an act of direct creation by God: “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being” (Genesis 2:7).

Created From Love

The first step is to know that the one who created us is of LOVE’s highest class or attribute. God is Love… (1 John 4:16). We are created from the position and purity of God’s personality which is love.

Love is so powerful, and if we look inward at the human being, we find powerful strength that is able to achieve unimaginable feats and exploits. With all these, we still don’t know unto what purpose for this human equity upon the earth and amongst the affairs of men (Zephaniah 3:17).

For HIS Pleasure

The short answer to the question “why did God create us?” is “for His pleasure.” (Revelation 4:11) says, “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will, they were created and have their being.” (Colossians 1:16) reiterates the point: “All things were created by him and for him.” Being created for God’s pleasure does not mean humanity was made to entertain God or provide Him with amusement. God is love with creative abilities, and it gives Him pleasure to create. God is a personal Being, and it gives Him pleasure to have other beings He can have genuine relationships with.

We are the physical manifestation and demonstration of His creative abilities! This is such an honor to everyone that would acknowledge this truth.

Recognizing the complete sovereignty and holiness of God, we are amazed that He would take the man and crown him “with glory and honor” (Psalm 8:5) and that He would condescend to call us “friends” (John 15:14-15). Why did God create us? God created us for His pleasure and so that we, as His creation, would have the pleasure of knowing Him.

In HIS Image

Our knowledge of Him is his delight in the fact that we were created in his image and his likeness. Every time he beholds us as his creation, he sees his image and his likeness. This means we are the reflection of him in image and likeness. That is his pleasure! Think about these words for a moment. The same God who crafted the universe and all the intricacies held within believed the world ought to have a bit of you. Furthermore, He hand-crafted you in his image. How amazing!

For Relationship

There is a concept that connects the purpose of our creation; it is a personal relationship. Having a personal relationship with God is the main essence of why you are on the scene of life. 

Why is this concept the main thread of the whole fabric of our creation? A relationship between two people should be binding together in the likeness of minds and commonality of interests. In that relationship, He wants to reveal His interests to us as His creation and our part as a token of fulfillment. 

God is perfect, holy, and beautiful, and who wouldn’t want their creation to reflect that? Being made in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27), human beings have the ability to know God and therefore love Him, worship Him, serve Him, and fellowship with Him. God created us because He WANTS us, not necessarily because he needed us. In himself He was, He is was and would always be all-sufficient. Thus, in creating us, he showed his mindedness, thoughtfulness, intelligence, willingness, purposefulness, and pleasure of majesty. Everything about him speaks of majesty and royalty, and no king is a king without citizens. Thus this Divine king created his citizens as proof of his majesty. 

God is complete in Himself.

If we had never existed, God would still be God—the unchanging One (Malachi 3:6). The I AM (Exodus 3:14) was never dissatisfied with His eternal existence. When He made the universe, He did what pleased Himself, and since God is perfect, His action was perfect. “It was very good” (Genesis 1:31).

This would not be complete if it were all just about him; rather, the completeness of this narrative is that we were created to fulfill his will. As much as there is a reward in achieving such a feat, believe me when I say it is a privilege to be called into the service of his royal majesty. 

On Purpose, For A Purpose

You were created on purpose and for a purpose. You were and are not a mistake nor an incidence of the human population. Every breath in you is a receipt of life that your purpose is affirmed to the end of time.

The ultimate call of this purpose is to be more and more like him, an epitome of love and perfection of creation! You may not seem like it in any way, but trust me, that is why each day grants us the opportunity to welcome a better and higher version of who we were yesterday.

A writer once said, “We were foreknown and predestined to be conformed to the image of Jesus.” (Romans 8:29-30) God’s desire for us is that we gain divine nature, which is eternal life. We are to overcome all sin, and in that process build the body of Christ, the church, which will be to His glory both on earth and for all eternity. This is the very reason that He formed us so fearfully and wonderfully.” Not far from the truth! Actually, this is the truth.

For Service

Finally, God created us to serve him as our obeisance of worship. This exchange of blessedness is a token of worship that is given. The lesser is always blessed by the greater. We, the created, are the lesser ones here. Thus, our worship is poured forth to the greater one. Our acceptance as the privileged ones of all creation to be able to worship humbles us to give it our all. This is why your worship is so powerful because you as a created being were made manifest to worship the one that was not created.

As beautiful as worship is to him, he accepts it based on a godly relationship with him. We could not make our way to him in worship; rather, he made way for us in the person of Christ Jesus, that if we believe in him, we are restored to our heights of glory to be able to worship the highest.

Pray

Dear Creator, I am open to your majesty and lovingkindness for me. I believe in your son, Jesus, who died and gave himself for me on the cross. That he died and rose up for my eternal redemption. I accept his sacrifice for me and pronounce him lord of my life from today forward, Amen!

 

References

https://www.gotquestions.org/why-did-God-create-us.html

https://harvest.org/know-god-article/why-did-god-create-people/

https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/bible-study/why-did-god-create-us.html

https://activechristianity.org/why-did-god-create-me

 

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