Why Did God Create Humans :God is a creative being and it gives Him pleasure to create. God is personal being and it gives him pleasure to have other beings He can have a genuine relationship with.
The creation of man was the climax of the creation process. You can say the best was saved for last. Genesis 1:27-29.
“So God create man in His image. In the image of God He created him. Male and female He created them. Then God bless them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it, have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air and over every living thing on the earth.”
“And God said, ‘See, i have given you every herb that yield seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree hose fruit yield seed to you it shall be food.'”
Unlike with animals where God said, “Let the waters bring forth and let the earth bring forth.” God no says, “Let us make men in our image after our likeness.”
All others reproduce after their kind but man is the only one made in God’s image and reproducing in that image.
The terms, image and likeness are used interchangeably and they both refer to man’s spiritual resemblance, rationally and morally to his creator.
Only man has a capacity for eternal life, fellowship, moral discernment, self-consciousness, speech and worship. So God created a great chasm between man and beast.
Even after the fall, man retains this image of God though it has been marred. James 3:9 said;
“With it e bless our God and father. And with it we curse men who have been made in the similitude of God.”
The plural pronoun us is not probably a majestic plural from the standpoint of Hebrew grammar and syntax. Genesis 2:22-24 said;
“Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man he made in a woman and he brought her to the man.”
“And Adam said, This is now bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh. She shall be called woman because she was taken out of man”.
“Therefore, a man shall leave his father and mother and they joined to his wife and they shall become one flesh.”
Dominion is not a content but the consequence of the divine image. Hebrews 2:7-10.
“Thou madest him a little lower than the angels thou crownedst him with glory and honor, and didst set him over the works of thy hands.”
Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him.”
“But now we see not yet all things put under him. But e see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.”
“For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the caption of their salvation perfect through suffering.”
“For he has put all things under his feet. But when he say all things are put under him it is evident that he who put all things under him is expected.
“Now, when all things are made subject to him then the son himself will also be subject to him who put all things under him. That God may be in all.”
Being made in the images and likeness of God, Genesis 1:27, human beings have the ability to know God and fuss His love, worship, serve and fellowship with Him.
God did not make human beings because He required them. He requires nothing as God. He loves us, but this is not the same as needing us. If e had never excited, God would still be God, the unchanging one. Malachi 3:6 said;
“For I am the Lord, I change not. Therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”
“And God said to Moses, ‘I am who I am.’ And he said, ‘Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.'”
The I am, Exodus 3:14 was never dissatisfied with his own eternal existence. When he made the universe, he did hat pleased himself.
And since God is perfect, his action was perfect. It was very good. Genesis 1:31.
Why did God create us for his pleasure?
Below is the brief answer to the question;
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 restate the point, “All things were created by him and for him.”
Being created for God’s pleasure does not imply that humanity was created to entertain or amuse God. God is a creative being who delights in creating.
Why are we here is a timeless question that is inextricably linked to issues of purpose and personal worth.
It is a significant question and the answer determines how one thinks of himself and interacts with the world.
Some people believe that humans were created by chance. If this is the case, there is no real reason for our existence. Life has no ultimate meaning.
According to Genesis 1:27 an intelligent creator purposefully created all things including the first man and woman in six days.
The Lord made mankind in his image to rule over his creation. But the first humans chose to disobey God bringing sin and death into the world.
Mankind has been estranged from God since that time, we are left wondering who we are, why we are here, and what are purposes if we do not have an anchoring relationship with the Lord.
What am i doing here?
God create all being to bring glory to Him. Ultimately, God created us for His glory. Our purpose is to glorify Him and in this fallen world to make Him known to others. Isaiah 43:7 says;
“Everyone who is called by my name, whom i created for my glory, whom i formed and made.”
“And Jesus came and speak under them saying, ‘All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore and teach all the nations baptizing them in the name of the father and of the son and of the holy ghost.”
Human beings are not accidents, we are not here by chance. Many passages in the Bible make it clear that the purpose of humans is to give God praise and glory for He created us and give us life.
“You are worthy our Lord and God to receive glory and honor and power for you created all things and by your will they are created and have their being.”
Ecclesiastes 12:13 says,
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Fear God and keep His commandments for this is the whole duty of man.”
In his confessions, Augustine of Hippo summarizes our purpose and deep desire. He said;
“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds it rest in thee.”
The general reason for our presence here, to glorify God applies each of us individually. Psalm 139:16 implies that God’s purpose for us is as precise as it is personal.
“Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect, and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.”
According to this verse, God is in control of three things that intimately concern each of us. They are listed below;
- The beginning of each life.
- The length of each life.
- The exact plan for each life.
Why am I here?
To be reconciled to God who commands all people everywhere to repent. Act 17:30 says;
“Jesus died in our place enduring the sentence for our sins.”
Romans 5:6-8 says;
“For when e were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.”
But God demonstrate his own love toward us in that while we still sinners, Christ died for us. Through his resurrection, he beats sin and death and made it conceivable for us to have a relationship with God.
Therefore restoring the relationship that was fractured at the fall of humankind. Romans 5:9,10 says;
“Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his son. Much more being reconciled we shall be saved by his life.”
We are set free from sin by repentance and faith in Jesus death and resurrection. The Bible expresses God is not wanting anyone to perish but everyone to come to repentance.
2Peter 3:9 says;
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise as some count slackness, but as long suffering toward us not t willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”
Why am i here?
To serve and follow the Lord.
When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is this, fear God and keep his commandments because this is the whole duty of man.
Ecclesiastics 12:13 says;
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Fear God and keep his commandments for this is man’s all.”
There is no higher purpose than being a servant of the king of the universe.
Psalm 84:10 says;
“For a day in your court is better than a thousand. I would rather be the doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.”
Those who are perplexed regarding why they are here may end up seeking pleasure or wealth or celebrity as the goal of life.
But all those things are vanity as the book of Ecclesiastes attests. The major reason why we are here is to ready ourselves for the inescapable trip we must take after death.
Hebrews 9:27 says; “People are destined to die once and after that to face judgment.”
Jesus encouraged an eternal perspective asking, What good is it for someone to gain the whole world yet forfeit to their soul? Or
What can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
In understanding, glorifying, and serving the Lord, we have the answer to why we are here. In all that we do, even in everyday tasks we can glorify God.
1 Corinthians 10:31 says;
“Because the Lord created each of us uniquely, we can glorify him in ways that are unique to our personalities, talent, and gifts.”
1Peter 4:10,11 says;
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others. As faith will stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
“If anyone speaks they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves they should do so with the strength God provides. So that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.”
To him be the glory and the power forever and ever, AMEN.
Psalm 139:13,14 says;
“For you formed my inward parts, you covered me in my mother’s womb i will praise you for i am faithfully and wonderfully made, marvelous are your works and that my soul knows very well.”
God is worthy of all praise and glory because he created us, loved us, and redeemed us in Christ and our lives should be a testimony to His grace and goodness.
In this article we have discussed three (3) things on this topic ” Why Did God Create Humans” they are:
- Why did God create us for his pleasure?
- What am i doing here?
- Why am I here?
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