Why did God create man?

The ultimate purpose behind the creation of man was and is – Love. The scripture tells us that “God is love” (1 John 4:8, 16). What I especially like about this statement is that God doesn’t just give love, He doesn’t just show love, He is love. He desires to share His love with us because love is His essential quality.

From front to back, the Word of God teaches that God is love. Consider these passages:

·        The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “ I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness” {Jeremiah 31:3}

·        The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. {Zephaniah 3:17}

·        I am convinced that neither death nor life,….nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. {Romans 8:38-39}

·        Because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ. {Ephesians2:4-5}

·        How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! {1 John 3:1}

God has many other qualities besides love that we could list. He is righteous, Holy, Omnipotent, almighty. He is all of these wonderful things.