3. God Created Us for His Own Glory
OK, so God created us as an outpouring of his love and creativity. But certainly, we must have a purpose here on this earth. After all, God made Adam and Eve before humanity needed saving. So what was their purpose?
For that, let’s take a look at the famous Westminster Catechism. “Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.”
Therein lies the third reason why God created. He created us to glorify him.
“Wait a second, Hope.” Someone may say. “You said God doesn’t need us. Why would he create us to praise him then? Doesn’t that seem a little selfish and needy?”
First of all, we worship God because he deserves our praise. He created us out of nothing, gives us purpose, and loves us without limit. In the barest essence, we give credit where credit is due.
Secondly, we worship and glorify God as an act of love. He has poured out his love for us so lavishly that we cannot help but praise him for it.
Let’s examine what Scripture says about glorifying God.
1 Corinthians 10:31: “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
We glorify God through our actions. We thank him for making us by obeying his commands. God knows what is best for our lives, and in glorifying him through our actions, we acknowledge this.
Psalm 115:1: “Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!”
We glorify God because we can do nothing apart from him. Glorifying him recognizes our need for him.
Revelation 4:11: “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”
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