A Light for My Path Devotional

Why Were We Created?

GENESIS 1:27 AND 31.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him;
male and female created he them . . . and behold it was very good.

The question of why man exits has been discussed throughout the ages.  Philosophers debate it, poets write of it, musicians herald it, and theologians proclaim it.  The true answer to this perplexing question is clearly and simply stated in the pages of Scripture in both the Old and New Testaments.  We need only look to the Bible for the answer.

1.  We were created in the image of God to reflect His glory.

.  . . I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
–Isaiah 43:7

2.  We were created for His pleasure.

Thou are 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.
–Revelation 4:11

3.  We were made for fellowship/relationship with God and with others.

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone, I will make him an help meet for him . . . And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day . . . And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where are thou?
–Genesis 2:18; 3:8 and 9

4.  We were made to rule over and take care of His creation.

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
–Genesis 1:26

Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
—Psalm 8:6-8

It’s obvious as we review these verses that we were created uniquely, deliberately and purposefully.  We’re no accident or happenstance!  Let’s live each day reflecting His glory and fulfilling His purposes.

Heavenly Father, knowing that You made each one of us as part of Your intentional design makes my heart rejoice. Thank You for the reassurance and motivation that brings to us as Your children.

From our website you can print a copy of this thought for use in your Bible class or for your personal study. Download Why Were We Created? as a PDF.

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Skits for Fun and Learning is a collection of 15 puppet scripts and 5 articles on the subject of success with puppet ministries. The articles and scripts have been written by Dr. Ann Shorb and the book is available for purchase as a paperback, or as a PDF download.

3 Responses to “Why Were We Created?”

  1. Brian Rebert says:

    Hi Ann,

    I just stumbled onto your website searching for the Rev. 4:11 verse.

    Trust everything is fine.

    Please tell Tim I’m sorry I haven’t gotten back to him. I had a great time at SIBBC&S in Jan.

    Yours,

    Brian

  2. dacho says:

    Dear sir|madam
    if we were created to take care of his creation,why did jesus die for us ,why hell or heven?.I have many ques,but can you clarify this qurs fast.

  3. jeremy says:

    dacho,

    Jesus died for us because of the fall of man. Before sin entered the world man was able to walk in the presence of God, but God hates sin which is what seperated us from Him (Genesis 3). Jesus needed to died for us because without Him we have no hope of entering His presence in Heaven.

    Hell was created because Lucifer (Satan) was prideful and tried sitting in the throne of God, so God cast Him out of Heaven. Some people say God is not loving because He sends people to Hell but look at it like this. In school, a teacher gives us a text book and teaches in class so that we may learn and pass the class, and if you actually study and apply yourself you will pass, but you sluff off and are just lazy the entire time you will fail.

    Christ has given us the chance through Him to pass and make it to Heaven. But for those who do not accept Him and do not live for Him are sent to Hell. We are all given an equal chance to accept Him as our Lord and Savior, so God is extremely fair. Read through Romans and it’ll answer all question you may have.

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