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Find Out The Ultimate Reason Why God Created Man: To Praise Him

This article explores the purpose behind God’s creation of man, a concept intertwined with why Christ sacrificed himself on the cross for our sins. Essentially, God created man to worship and praise Him. This article begins with the story ofAdam and Eve, showcasing how they lost the ability to worship and praise God. Then delve into the story Moses and the Israelites, which symbolizes how God rescues man to enable them to worship Him. It also illustrates how Jesus Christ reinstated man’s purpose – worshipping and praising God – through his sacrifice on the cross. Lastly, it emphasizes the repercussions of man failing to acknowledge God’s goodness through praise.

1. The Lost Purpose

When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, it broke the bond between God and humanity. Consequently, they were expelled from the LORD’s presence and into darkness due to the introduction of sin. This separation meant Adam and Eve could no longer directly offer praise or worship to God as they previously could, owing to their sinfulness. To restore a connection with God, the sin within humanity must be removed since God’s nature remains unchanging. Since God is light, humanity must return to the light to commune with God.

2. Moses Led The Children Of Israel

The book of Exodus details the story of Moses leading the children of Israel out of slavery in Egypt and into the promised land. The story symbolizes a few things:

  • Egypt is a representation of living in slavery due to sin. A state in which man has no relationship with God but is bound to the chains of sin and darkness. 
  • Moses is a representation of the Savior who is commissioned by God to bring out the children of Israel from the state of Egypt and all that it embodies to a place where they can worship God.
  • Pharaoh represents systems, arguments and principalities preventing the children of Israel from being set free. His heart was hardened and refused several times to let them go. This also represents the war believers have against the kingdom of darkness in order to be set free. We wage war to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning that stand as proud obstacles keeping man from knowing God (2 Corinthians 10: 4-5).
  • The wilderness is the place the children of Israel were to traverse through while destined to Canaan. It represents a state where man can worship God in freedom. When Pharaoh resisted, each time God told Moses say to him “Let my people go, so they can worship me in the wilderness (Exodus 7:16). Therefore, the reason for God freeing the children of Israel was so that they can worship and praise Him.

3.How Did Jesus Restore The Purpose Of Man To Praise God?

3.1 By Dying On The Cross

Jesus was sent to Earth by God as a divine messenger to liberate us from sin. His sacrifice on the cross served as an atonement for our sins. While Adam’s sin led to condemnation for all, Christ’s righteous act ushered in a new life, granting us a connection with God (Romans 18:18). Therefore, by God’s grace, we are brought into His radiant presence, enabling us to commune with Him through the cleansing power of Jesus’ blood, which purifies us from all sin (1 John 1:7).

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Ephesians 1:12-14 describes this perfectly that “God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God. Now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.” Both Jews and Gentiles’ ultimate purpose is that we would praise and glorify God.

3.2 By The Gift Of The Holy Spirit

God not only forgave our sins, but he also gave us the Holy Spirit which enables us worship with him spiritually because God is Spirit.  This is evident in the words Jesus said to the Samaritan woman in John 4:23-24, “But the time is coming – indeed it’s here now- when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truthThe Father is looking for those who will worship him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.”

3.3 By The Gift Of Eternal Life

Finally, we can never praise God sufficiently, if we were to praise him for all He has done, it’ll take eternity. Thus God through his son Jesus, gave us eternal life so that we may live and exist to give him all the praise up to eternity.

If God is eternal, and created us to give Him praise, clearly it makes logical sense for us to have eternal life so that we can fulfill our purpose of praising Him. It is through believing in Jesus as the Son of God we receive eternal life (John 3:16), this enables us to praise and worship God both now and forevermore. Revelations 22:3 also underscores this by indicating that we will all worship God as his servants eternally when God established his throne in the New Jerusalem.

4. When Man Do Not Live To Praise God

The Bible describes God as inherently jealous, seeking all our praise. When humans boast or worship other gods, it prompts Him to orchestrate events that ultimately guide them to acknowledge Him. This theme is exemplified in the story of King Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel chapter 4. Due to his pride, he lost his sanity. However, once he praised God in Daniel 4:34, his sanity was restored.

Therefore, all praise and glory belong to God, the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. When people fail to praise God, it obstructs the recognition of His blessings and glory on earth. It also hinders non-believers and observers from becoming witnesses and acknowledging God for His remarkable power and miraculous deeds.

Every positive aspect of our lives should bear the label “Made in Heaven” as a testimony to God as the ultimate source, as every good thing emanates from Him (James 1:17). This is why Jesus consistently acknowledged God for His miraculous deeds, aiming for all to have faith in Him (John 14:10-12).

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5. Final Remarks

God saves us from sin to enable us to fulfill our purpose of praising and worshipping Him. All His acts of wonder, miracle, and blessing in our lives serves the purpose of instilling reverence and worship towards Him (Ecclesiastes 3:14).

God rescued us from eternal damnation by sending his son Jesus, ensuring that we will never perish or be separated from his presence, but instead, glorify him continually. Solomon, in Ecclesiastes 12:13, also arrived at a similar realization towards the end of his life, advising to “Fear God and obey his commands. This instruction emphasizes having a reverent awe, acknowledging the God as the one True and Almighty God

When believers praise God, miraculous blessings start to overflow (2 Chronicles 20:21-22, Acts 16:25-26. Praising God is a powerful method to witness the supernatural intervention of God. Therefore, in all aspects of life, it is essential to offer worship and praise to God.

It’s notable that non-believers often find something worthy of praise, highlighting the natural inclination of humans to express admiration. This is evident in the way people praise political figures, celebrities, or even themselves. However, all praises should be directed towards the Most High and Almighty God (2 Corinthians 1:3), not a few, but all praises.

The name of the Lord should and will be honored, both now and for eternity. In Revelation 5:13, it is depicted how every being in heaven, on earth, under the earth, and in the sea will eventually offer praise and honor to the worthy Lamb of God.

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