Thursday, August 6, 2009

So....Why Did God Make Me?

Originally we we’re all going to be gardeners.
The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. Genesis 2:15 RSV

But the fruity thing happened and…

So the Lord God banished him forever from the Garden of Eden, and sent him out to farm the ground from which he had been taken. Genesis 3:23 LVB

Our privileges were messed up from then and we couldn’t enter His presence anymore. Thank God He had plan B. He sent His Son to rescue us from eternal damnation. Life without Jesus is hell. He created a way that we could come back to God. We can enter His gates again. Our Father doesn’t want any of His children away from Him, He wants them all in His presence.

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 KJV

All you have to do to obtain eternal life in heaven with our Father is turn from your sins and believe in His Son Jesus. He is ready and waiting with open arms for you to come home again just like the prodigal son as in Luke 15:11-24. Just believe that Jesus died for you and took your sins, know that He loves you.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:16-18
Now that we’ve turned back to Him, it’s our duty to stay on track and walk the right way.

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. Ecclesiastes 12:13

We are to fear our Father- know that He is God- and do as He says- it for our own good and safety. What exactly does God command?

And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, even as he gave us commandment. And he that keepeth his commandments abideth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he gave us. 1 John 3:23-24

The most important reason we are brought here is because of God’s love. We’re here for His pleasure and glory, to praise Him and spread His Word, which is His love, to others. We are to walk with Him and be by His side. We are also supposed to obey His commandments- which are not hard at all. We can do all of this simply by having Jesus in our heart.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6

Everything we do should be for God, and with God. Our life is all about Him. It’s obvious when we look around that God exists. He created us and loves us. He didn’t create us in His image so we would burn in hell.

And he said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the great and first commandment. Matthew 22:35-36
Please read Why did God Make Me?, Our Purpose, and Another Purpose also with this series. click on the Labels below.