God Created Us For His Purposes

“For,’ I say, ‘just as shorts cling tightly to a person’s body, so I bound the whole nation of Israel and the whole nation of Judah tightly to me.’ I intended for them to be my special people and to bring me fame, honor, and praise. But they would not obey me.” Jeremiah 13:11 NET https://bible.com/bible/107/jer.13.11.NET


The One True God needs nothing or anyone to sustain Himself, fulfill Himself, or complete Himself. God is all-sufficient and all-complete by Himself. Yet, because He is a relational God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and because He is love, He made all things for His pleasure and enjoyment so that they could know Him and love one another as He loves us. God created all people to love Him and to love one another. The purpose of humanity is to glorify God, to bring Him fame, honor, and praise by loving Him, obeying His commands, and loving one another. Yet we have rebelled against the One True God. We seek to make ourselves God choosing to work for our fame, honor, and praise. We murder, malign, and destroy those who keep us from obtaining our selfish goals. We ignore God and therefore disobey His commands as we seek our pleasures and approval rather than the pleasure and approval of God. The result of our rebellion is the chaos, pain, suffering, and death we experience. Our world troubles result from our failure to love God and obey His commands by loving one another as we love ourselves. The solution, the remedy, the prescription is to humble ourselves, to pray to God in repentance and for His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven, to seek God, and to turn from our wicked ways. Then God, Who is love, will hear our prayers, forgive our sins, and heal our land.

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