Why Did God Create Us?
By: Rev. Joe Kramer
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. 4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part.
– 1 Corinthians 13:1-9 (NKJV)
The question that I often hear asked goes something like this, “If God is so self-sufficient then why did He create us? If He is so perfect and holy why do this?” This is a question that has been answered several different ways over the years. So I am not going to try and go into all of the intricacies that are involved, but I will attempt to answer the question in a simple way that will bring enlightenment.
Scripture revolves around some themes that will answer this question. 1 John 4:8 says that God is love. John 3:16 proves this by telling us that Jesus came into this world to save us from sin, because He loved us. 1 Corinthians 1:9 says that we are called to be in close relationship with Jesus.
When we look at all of these, and many more, we find that God created us to have a relationship with us and lavish His love upon us. When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden did they seek out God? No! God sought them out because He loved them. There are many other people God walked with in the Bible, not just Adam and Eve. For example, the Bible talks about Him walking with Enoch; so much so that He spared Enoch physical death and took him to be with Him so Enoch would not experience it. God desires us!
Remember that in 1 Corinthians 13 (written above) talks about love. If we take love out of that passage we could interchange it with God. Love is in God’s nature. We must remember that if God had never created us, He would not be lacking. God didn’t create us because He needed us; He created us because He wanted us, to lavish His love on us.
If God did this to be with us, and we as descendants of Adam have pushed God away, then perhaps we as Christians should share the good news with those who haven’t heard it. Perhaps you should share with others the salvation experience in order that they might start to walk with Him and in His love. Will you do this today? The choice is yours.