Why Are We Here?
1. God made us so that He could love us!
In Jeremiah 31:3, the prophet Jeremiah tells us:
“The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.”
In Ephesians 1:4-5, the apostle Paul tells us:
“For he [God] chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons (and daughters) through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will…”
2. We were created to have a personal relationship with God and enjoy Him and His creation forever.
In the beginning of the Bible (Genesis 1:27-28), we see that:
“…God created man (and woman) in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
In his first letter to Timothy (1 Timothy 6:17), the apostle Paul tells us:
“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.”
In the Gospel of John (John 10:10), Jesus tells us:
“The thief comes only to steal and to kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
3. When we know and love God, and live in harmony with His purpose for our lives, it produces tremendous benefits:
Clear Conscience, Romans 8:1
Life and Peace, Romans 8:6
Help with Weakness, Romans 8:26
Purpose, Romans 8:28
Confidence, Romans 8:31
Security, Romans 8:38-39
Power and Strength, Philippians 4:13
Met Needs, Philippians 4:19
Freedom, John 8:32, 36
This is the kind of lifestyle God intends for us to live. Why then aren’t most people really happy, experiencing freedom and contentment?