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 Why Did God Create Humans?

Did God create humans because he needed someone to relate to? Was he bored and one day got really creative and produced a universe that included people?

Some speculate that God wanted or needed human relationships (after all, we humans need them), so God created us to remove his own aloneness. One big problem with this thinking is that it implies something is lacking in God. And yet God is perfect, nothing can be lacking.

So why did God create humans if he wasn’t lonely? Well, He did so to give Himself glory. What is meant by this? God created us to live and enjoy a relationship with Him; a relationship of overwhelming and everlasting love. Jesus said (in John 15:11), “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete”. God in effect is saying (Galatians 5:22-23), “Become intimate with me, allow My joy to be in you, and through My close relationship with you, you will experience the true joy of living, for you will bear the fruit of My nature — love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control and in doing so you will reflect my presence and give me glory!” This is God’s image, created in us in the beginning. (Romans 11:36) “Everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory”. (I Chronicles 16:29) “Give to the Lord the glory he deserves”. The Bible admonishes us (I Corinthians 10:31) to “do it all for the glory of God”, (I Peter 4:11) “so that in all things God may be glorified”. So in summary: To have a relationship with God and to bring glory to God — that is, to exalt Him, lift Him up, give Him praise, to reflect upon Him honorably — this is in fact our purpose in life and is the only way to live our lives fully.

To put a family slant on this subject (after all, we were created in His image), Dr. Andrew Farley answers a question from a viewer on his YouTube channel:

Why Did God Create Us? | Andrew Farley



Let us Pray,

Lord of all things past, present and future, we praise you for creating us so that we can experience with You - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, and that we can help others experience the same. This is only possible because of your overwhelming love that overflows throughout every corner of your creation. We praise You! We praise You Lord! Lord we praise You!

Recorded Sunday evening, March 21, 2021 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, McKinney, TX