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Why did God create human beings?

Life is a great blessing! Because our God is a God of love, He wanted to give the gift of life to many others, which is why He created his human family. In God’s future kingdom, everyone will experience the joy of living perfect, righteous lives forever that will bring glory to Him.

In Isaiah 43:6,7, God says, “Bring My sons from afar, and My daughters from the ends of the earth, Everyone who is called by My name, those whom I have created to reflect My glory…”

Right now, this scripture is true for faithful Christians. They are called to live a good life that reflects God’s glorious character, but in the kingdom when everyone reaches perfection, all people will live upstanding lives. 

The Bible also tells us of other purposes for man’s creation. In the book of Psalms 8:6-8 we’re told mankind was given dominion, or authority, over all of the animal creation, to watch over and care for them. And in 1 Corinthians 4:9 we’re told humans are examples to angels and to others – when we do good OR bad.

Micah 6:8 shows us what God desires our example to be:

“He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you, but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8

Why did God create human beings? So that we could live happy, holy lives that would serve and honor Him for all eternity. He also wanted us to take care of the earth and the animals, as well as be an example to the angels. Our goal as Christians now should be to act justly, love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God.

To learn more about why created mankind listen to our series, “Does God Really Love Humanity?”