Have you ever wondered how it all started? How did this all come to be and why do we exist?
John 1: 1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. NKJ
In the beginning the Word was Jesus the Son of God and He was with God from the beginning. Jesus created all thingsthrough the spoken of God, whether it was the things on the earth, principalities or powers. In Christ is the life of all things and by Him all things exist.
Colossians 1:16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominion, or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. NKJ
Colossian 1:17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. NIV
Christ is the root of every culture, every nation, every tongue and people. He created all that is and nothing exits or was made that He did not create be it in the natural or the spiritual world. All things were created perfect in form by a Holy and Just God. But a will and the ability to choose were also given to the angels and to mankind on earth. Everyone will choose to live in obedience to the truth of God’s word or deny God and go their own way.
God created a high angel, Lucifer, created in perfection fell because of his choice to rise up in pride and to try to be as a god. This was the caused his destruction and he became a fallen being, Satan. Just as mankind fell from their original state into sin because of their choice to disobey God and to follow Satan.
To understand the reason for our existence and the direction we should take in life we must go to our created purpose, in the beginning.
Revelation 4:11 Thou are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou has created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. KJV
God created all that is for His good pleasure. God created a good and perfect world for mankind. He planted good seeds to produce good fruit in the earth but an enemy came and sowed false grain that brought death and destruction. God allowedboth to reside because He was not willing to destroy the good with the evil. Therefore, He permitted both to grow and mature on the earth in their chosen lifestyle which will reveal who they chose to served in the end.
Many people ask why did God create the devil? Or why did God allow evil to exist. God created a perfect angel and a perfect man but He allowed them to make their own decisions and not to be robots or like paper dolls that have no thought or emotion. God risk the rejection of those who would rebel against Him that He could live eternally with those who loved Him, rather than not creating mankind at all.
Most people would choose love and to have family and friends though some may leave and betray them. It is worth the risk to have a loving fellowship with those who choose to be part of our lives and accept the decision of those who decide to leave. rather than never having love or fellowship with anyone.
Our created purpose is to reflect the image of God on the earth and bring Him pleasure. To do this we must have knowledge of God to replicate and imitate His likeness. Then we must know what is pleasing to God so that we may know how bring Him glory.
Proverbs 15: 8b-9 …But the prayer of the upright is His delight. The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but He love him who follows righteousness.
Hosea 6:6 For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
1 Chronicles 29: 17a I know also, my God, that You test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness….
Psalms 147: 11 The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope in His mercy. NKJ
Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverse mouth I hate. NKJ
Our purpose is clear and our task is simple, to show the love of God as His representatives on the earth, to hate evil, pride, arrogance and rebellious and vicious speaking. It may be simple to say we are to put others before us, to be humble and to love those who hate us but simple does not always mean easy.
We may understand the love of God and that we should be humble and hate evil. But when it comes to living it out in real life situations it may not be that easy because we must confront self, pride and those we are associated that live in hate and havedifferent views. There will always be a testing of our commitment to truth as God has called us to live and to choose this day who we will serve.
Micah 6:6 He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? NKJ
1 Peter 2:21,23 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:
Who when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; NKJ