I love the questions that John Bolt proposes in chapter 2 of his biography of Herman Bavinck, “Bavinck on The Christian Life,” dealing with the matter of why God created us. Bolt asks his readers; why were we created, and for what purpose, who are we now, and who will we become in glory? I would like (to the best of my abilities) to try and answer these questions:
1# Why were we created, and for what purpose?
God created us to bring pleasure to Him, Revelation 4:11 says, “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory, honor, and power. For you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” Psalms 104:31 solidifies the above in the following passage, “May the glory of the Lord endure forever, may the Lord rejoice in His works.”
Now being created for God’s pleasure doesn’t mean that we are to necessarily entertain God, or provide Him with merriment…
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