I recently attended a relative’s funeral, and I suddenly felt that life was so meaningless that I had to work hard for the rest of my life and eventually return to a handful of dirt. The Bible says that God created human beings, but how can we know that and I am really curious about the purpose of creating man.
Just as there is always a purpose when we create something, God the Creator created the universe and all things with a special purpose and providence.
Revelation 4:11 says, “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power, because you created all things, and at your will they exist and were created.”
Therefore, he must know that God has a clearer purpose in creating man, the lord of all things. In this way, if we clearly know God’s will and act according to it, we can receive God’s love and receive the blessings that He has prepared for us to enjoy.
Then, let’s take a closer look at how God created man and what is its ultimate purpose.
- God created man
In Genesis 1, God’s creation process is well described.
After creating the heavens and the earth in six days, God finally created man and established him as the lord of all things (Genesis 1:27-28). As to how God created the first man, Adam, Genesis 2:7 says, “The Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul.”
God made man in his image and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living spirit (Genesis 2:7). Here, vitality is the spirit of God, and it can be said to be strength, power, energy, and spirit.
By analogy, how about watching television in your home? If an object that appears to be dead without any movement is connected to a switch, you can see people singing and talking as if they were alive.
It looks like only the switches are moving until the screen is brought up, but when you open the back of the TV, you can see that the intricate parts are very intricately assembled. After making and assembling so many parts, it comes to life only when an electric current flows through it.
In the same way, God not only made human beings out of clay, but He also created the five internal organs and bones in it, and also created blood vessels through which blood can pass, and also the nervous system that can fully function. . In this state, as if an electric current was flowing through a machine, he breathed in the breath of life containing the power of God.
Even humans who are creatures are making intelligent computers today, how much less can Almighty God not create living humans?
Therefore, David said, “You made my records, you organized me out of my womb. I thank You, for Your creation is wonderful; My soul is well aware of the marvels of Your works” (Psalm 139:13-14). that was confessed.
- The purpose for which man was created
First, God created man because He wanted true children who could give and receive love.
Because God has divinity, He creates heaven and earth, controls the universe and human life and death, and because He has humanity, He feels joy and sorrow and wants to share love. That is why he created human beings in particular and cultivated them on this earth in order to receive true children who can truly understand and understand God’s heart and love God from the heart.
Of course, there were many spiritual beings like angels around God, but they did not have the most important human nature in giving and receiving love, that is, they did not have free will to choose for themselves. Like a robot, he only obeyed what he was told, and he could not feel joy and sorrow, nor could he give or receive love.
On the human side, for example, even if there is a very pretty doll and I can move it as I want, can that doll take the place of my child? Rather, God created people with free will because He wanted true children who can give and receive love from God’s side, just as children who can recognize and express love even if they are troublemakers are much more lovable.
Second, God created man to be glorified.
Isaiah 43:7 says, “Let everyone who is called by my name come, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
God is fully qualified to be glorified by people who are creatures. This is because the Creator, the God of love and justice, sent even his only begotten Son to be the propitiation sacrifice to pay for the sins of all mankind to save us. Moreover, in order to prepare a beautiful heaven and live happily there for eternity, he is letting people go through various things while living on this earth.
Of course, it is not that human beings had to go through all kinds of toil and suffering like this from the beginning.
After creating the first man, Adam, who resembled his own image, God created the beautiful Garden of Eden for him.
However, after many years, Adam was expelled from the Garden of Eden due to his sin of disobedience to eat the fruit of the forbidden fruit. Eventually, all of Adam’s descendants became sinners and had no choice but to go to hell, which is eternal death.
However, the God of love did not leave people on the path of death as they are, but prepared a way for them to be saved. In other words, by having Jesus, who was without blemish, receive the punishment of the cross for us who are sinners, he opened the way of salvation so that everyone who believes in him can receive forgiveness of sins and receive eternal life.
That is why Revelation 5:12 says, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise.”
Ecclesiastes 12:13 says, “Now that we have heard the end of the matter, fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of man.”
Therefore, we must realize this providence of creation, turn from our vain and useless lives, and receive Jesus Christ to return to our human duty and live a life that glorifies God, whether we eat or drink, or whatever we do.