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Why God Created Man



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"What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?" Psa. 8:4

Has anyone ever asked you “Why am I here?” or “What is life all about?” The Bible has the answers to those questions. The Bible says that we were created by God, for His pleasure (Rev. 4:11) and for His glory (Isa. 43:7).

JOB asks "What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?" (JOB 7:17)

The Bible gives us at least three reasons as to why God created man, and three “duties” that man owes toward His God: I give these in no particular order, but combined, they represent one major theme—that of glorifying the Father. It answers the eternal question asked by so many, infidel or otherwise, “Why am I here? What is my purpose in life?”

We were made to please God.
First, (and again, this is not in order of value or importance) Rev. 4:11:
“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”

What sort of pleasure He receives from sinful men, I cannot know, but he created us for “His own pleasure”. So, we have one reason for the creation of man. God created us simply because He chose to do so! It was His will, and He did that which pleased Him. OBedience to His Word is the best way to please Him. We were created to please God.

We were, in fact, made to glorify God
Another reason is found in Isa. 43:7: “Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.”

God created us for His own glory. It is our duty to glorify Him; that is the reason we are here! Of course, we glorify the Lord in many ways, and at various times, but the fact remains that we are all to glorify Him,. We do so in our speech; our actions; our thoughts; our hearts; our appearance; and in all that we do or say or become; in our entire being we are to glorify the Father.
We glorify Him in prayer and praise (Psa. 50:23); by winning souls (bearing fruit) Jn. 15:8; by preaching and ministering unto others (1 Peter 4:11); and by suffering on His behalf (1 Peter 4:14). These are merely a few ways we can glorify the Lord. We were created to glorify the Father.

We were made to serve God.
Eccl. 12:13 gives us reason or “duty” no. 3: “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”

Thus the Father is also glorified—through the OBedience of His children. God made us for the purpose of glorifying Him through OBedience to His Word. If your life does not glorify God, it has no purpose; we were made for His glory. If you are not glorifying the Lord, you have missed your purpose in life, and it is no wonder you are miserable. We were created to serve Him.

True joy; true peace; true happiness is found in Christ, and in glorifying Him. True freedom from anxieties; from fears; from death itself is only found in Jesus. When we are in the place where we were meant to be, we have harmony in our lives; harmony with the Lord; harmony with our fellow man, and harmony with ourselves. This please God, and ought to be pleasing to us also.

A life that does not serve God is a wasted life;
A life that glorifies God is a productive life;
A life that pleases God is a blessed life.
If we are not glorifying God, we have no other purpose in life.

Answers these important questions:
“Why am I here?”
“What is my purpose in life?”
“Where is happiness found in this life?”
“Can a man truly find peace in this life?”
“How can I have real joy?”

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This was a great statement on our purpose here. Thanks for posting this message.

1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

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