God's Purpose & Our Existence
The question of why we exist has always plagued man's thinking. We ask the question, "who am I," and "why do I exist."
God's Purpose & Our Existence
The question of why we exist and who is responsible for our existence has always plagued mankind. It is not a frivolous question because it gives purpose and meaning to our life. At one point in time, we have all asked our self-“who am I?” We go on to ask, “Why am I” or why was I born? Man, was the culmination of God’s creation. Our perception of self is rooted in how we evolve in our cultural setting. We are given a sense of who we are in our family setting first. We are taught at home basic skills of personhood. In a Christian home, we begin with the premise God created us.
We start with the proposition that we were created by God. God had a definite purpose for creating us. God gives us insight into our creation in Isaiah 44:24 and Isaiah 45:18. In these scriptures God tells us (1) who He is; (2) how He created us; and (3) God’s tells us His purpose for creating us.
Here is how it reads: Isaiah 44:24 American King James Version
“Thus said the LORD, your redeemer, and he that formed you from the womb, I am the LORD that makes all things; that stretches forth the heavens alone; that spreads abroad the earth by myself;”
He continues in Isaiah 45:18
“For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited), "I am the LORD, and there is none else.”
God wants us to know that everything that He created-angels, heavens, earth, creeping things, animals and man, were created by Him alone. God has supreme authority over everything he created and He has purpose for His creation. God formed Adam, the first man, from the dust of the earth. This is explained in Genesis 2:7-stated like this:
“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.”
This is a powerful commandment given by God. Many people are deterred at this very point. Some people cannot accept the love of self and consequently cannot love their neighbor. Learn what God’s Law of Love is and how we are unable to love God, self, and neighbor-without following the Law of love set forth by God.
In Romans 13:8-10, The Bible reads like this:
“Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”
Finally, we have asked-"who am I?" God tells us, who we are in Psalms 95:7-8. Here is how it reads:
"For He is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of His hand. To day if ye will hear his voice, (8)Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:"