Why are we even here? - Bible Studies for Life for June 3, 2018
Bible Studies for Life
June 3, 2018
Genesis 1:1-5; 26-31 (ESV)
Have you ever wondered, “Why am I even here?” It is not by chance. We live and move because God created us with design and purpose. He desires to live in each one of us to fulfill His purpose. We are not on our own.
It is difficult for us to comprehend how God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis shows the origins of the universe. God, by His divine Word, spoke “everything that is” into existence, embellished it and gave order to it all. Then He breathed life into a lump of dirt that He fashioned into His image to be the first man, Adam. He then created Eve. His companions were created to enjoy fellowship with Him and bring glory to His name.
We are blessed to be able to read God’s Word and to see in His plan of salvation history that humans were to grow in knowledge of God, know His love and bring glory to Him (Isa. 43:7). The ultimate purpose of humankind is to glorify God.
How do we do that? Part of glorifying God is to acknowledge Who He is as our Creator and Sustainer and to praise and worship Him. Because God created humans in His image, humankind’s purpose to glorify Him cannot be fulfilled apart from Him.
Sin separates us from God and makes it impossible to glorify Him on our own. As Romans 3:23-24 tells us, through Jesus Christ’s sacrifice, our relationship with God is reconciled. Our sin is forgiven.
God has a plan and a purpose for our lives. This was established in the beginning. We struggle many times to find out what that is and how it plays out. We need to understand that we are created in a special way to receive God as life, enjoy Him, worship Him and live in Him. He has given us the gift of His Holy Spirit through His Son to live in us so that God may be expressed to others through us. Let us glorify Him together. After all, that is why we are here!