Why God Created Man

Believe it or not, tCreación_de_Adán_(Miguel_Ángel)he Bible frequently does address why God created man. If you are searching for the meaning of life, you need look no further than the pages of your trusty old Bible:

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. [Genesis 1:26-27]

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” [Genesis 1:28]

The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. [Genesis 2:15]

And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. [Genesis 9:1]

Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you. [1 Samuel 12:24]

Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.” [Jeremiah 9:23-24]

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. [Psalm 138:8]

The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble. [Proverbs 16:4]

Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. [Ecclesiastes 1:2]

I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind. [Ecclesiastes 1:14]

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: [Ecclesiastes 3:1]

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil. [Ecclesiastes 12:13-14]

Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” [Isaiah 43:7]

The people whom I formed for myself that they might declare my praise. [Isaiah 43:21]

So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. [Isaiah 55:11]

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. [Jeremiah 29:11]

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? [Micah 6:8]

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. [Matthew 22:37-39]

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” [Matthew 28:18-20]

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. [John 3:16]

And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. [John 17:3]

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. [Romans 8:28]

But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?” Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use? [Romans 9:20-21]

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. [Romans 11:36]

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. [1 Corinthians 6:19-20]

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. [1 Corinthians 10:31]

Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, [Ephesians 1:4-5]

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. [Ephesians 2:10]

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. [Philippians 2:12-13]

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. [Colossians 1:16]

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. [1 Peter 2:9]

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