Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Why Did God Create Man?

This is not an easy question to answer nor is it a topic that I fully grasp. Here are some thoughts from Scripture that may help in answering this question.

 In Some way God created us for His pleasure.
  • "Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created." (Rev. 4:11).
  • “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things have been created through Him and for Him”. (Col. 1:16).
What does this mean?
  •  Being created for God’s pleasure does not mean humanity was made to entertain God or just provide Him with amusement. 
  • God is a creative Being, and it gives Him pleasure to create. 
  • God is a personal Being, and it gives Him pleasure to have other beings He can have a genuine relationship with.
  • It is similar to why parents choose to have children.

    • The natural growth of a loving marriage is into parenthood. Children are an expression of their parents love.
    • God is love - thus, God created mankind to express this love to.
I know this answer does not satisfy all the questions we have about why God created man, but hopefully it provided some insight and points for contemplation.

By Cliff Sabroe