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Summary: Poverbs was given to us teach us about the skill of living. The foundation of this skill is the fear of the Lord.

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We all are put here on earth for a purpose. Do you believe that statement? Or do you believe that you were dumped here to go through some sort of existence until your life ended?

Everything God created was created for a purpose. Is there anything more annoying than mosquitoes? What purpose do they serve? Many animals, mainly bats rely on them greatly for food. Some species of bats can eat over 500 of them an hour. One could argue then why not take out mosquitoes and bats. Bats as well serve just as important of a role if not more so than mosquitoes. Some even help to pollinate plants just as bees and some birds do.

Aside from bats, many aquatic species that also rely on them for a food source because mosquitoes are laid, hatched and semi-raised in water. As tiny, as they might be they also pollinate some plants.

Is there anything more disgusting than cockroaches? Cockroaches, also, are part of a food chain and serve as food for small animal. They are scavengers- pretty much that mean they clean-up around them and help to 'recycle' and reduce the organic trash that us humans produce.

What about mice? Mice are VERY important to the environment. We call mice "pests," but you have to understand that that is a relative term. They are only "pests" for humans. Mice serve as a major food source for many animals, such as birds of prey. If mice were taken from an ecosystem with such predatory animals like birds of prey, then other animals, such as snakes, would suffer, since birds of prey also have a tendency to eat snakes. Certain snake species might even go extinct! Mice, which are very fast reproducers, keep balance in the ecosystem by being a food source. Mice also keep in balance natural grains that may grow in an area by eating them. These grain grasses have the potential to literally grow out of control if the mice were removed. So as you can see all of creation has purpose including man.

The first purpose God gives for putting man on earth was to rule over and dominate all other animals. He also put man on earth to flourish and increase in numbers. In other words, to have babies. I know some folks who took that one to heart. But God wanted man to increase in numbers for a purpose.

Everything God created He did it for you. He created the earth for you. He created the mountain paths you love to climb for you. He created the waterfalls that you enjoy for you. He created the skies that you soar in for you. He created the oceans and the lakes that you enjoy for you. However, He did this for his pleasure.

Why do we have children? It is because of the joy they can bring into our lives. There are few things as rewarding as seeing the happiness of your child when they are given something they enjoy. Their happiness overflows into you.

Our Heavenly Father feels the same way. He created man for the purpose to bring him pleasure. Colossians 1:16 states “for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see—such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him.” We have the sole purpose of bringing him pleasure. Just as we expect our children to bring us pleasure, God also expects the same.

He created to do good deeds in his name. Ephesians 2:10

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

Long ago in the Garden of Eden He planned for man to do good things. He wanted us to increase in numbers so that the chances of doing good would also increase. There was a purpose to his desire. Unfortunately, man has increased in numbers and turned to war, hatred, and strife rather than the good works God intended.

A fellow stopped at a gas station and, after filling the tank on his car, he paid the bill and bought a soft drink. He stood by his car to drink his cola and he watched a couple of men working along the roadside.

One man would dig a hole two or three feet deep and then move on. The other man came along behind and filled in the hole. While one was digging a new hole, the other was about 25 feet behind filling in the old. The men worked right past the fellow with the soft drink and went on down the road. "I can’t stand this," said the man tossing the can in a trash container and heading down the road toward the men.

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