Summary: God created mankind out of love.
Just about everyone has seen mechanical robots. These are made by us humans to make the workplace safer and easier, to make home chores easier, and to basically make life simpler.
The thing about these robots is, they have no feelings. All they can do is perform the tasks they were programmed to do.
God did not create humans to function like this. God did not create mindless zombies that live an incoherrent existence. Unfeeling and uncaring.
Every human being was created in the image of God. We have emotions, we have free will, and we have a spirit.
In order to please God, in order to make ourselves right with God, we must surrender our lives to His Son, the Saviour of the world, the Lord Jesus Christ. That’s where we get the new name, "Christian". Christian means "little Christs". So we must conform to the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. That is the Creator’s will for each and every one of our lives.
Why did God create us? There are several reasons why God did not create us. First, God did not create man because He was bored with the angels. Second, God did not create man because He needed slaves to tend to His other creations. Third, God did not create man to be mice so that He could watch them run through the maze called earth.
No, God created out of love. God’s personality is described for us in 1 Corinthians 13.
God is not "love" as we define it in society today. Seeing a person and wanting to have sex with that person is not love. It is lust. Lust is wanting something quickly, cheaply, and easily courtesy of the devil. Something that from the start is doomed to failure and most certainly bound to hurt.
Love is wanting something through prayer and in God’s time. Love is willing to wait until God blesses you with someone who is perfect for you and in it for the long haul.
If you take your Bible and look at 1 Corinthians 13, you will note that it is hard to find someone who fits this description to a "T". God does. Jesus Christ does.
You see God is a god of love and He wanted to share that love. Agape love. Love that would hold Jesus Christ firm to the cross. A love for mankind that was so strong that, even though there were 12 legions of angels ready to take Christ down from the cross at His command, He stayed there and died a cruel and despised death on that tree.
God has shown His love for mankind all through history. God made a beautiful garden for Adam to live in east of Eden. God gave Adam a beautiful wife to share his life with. Even when man sinned, God provided animal skins for their clothing. This when God could have killed them both and simply started over.
In the flood, God could have killed all of mankind and started over. He didn’t. Back in Genesis 3:15, God promised a Saviour not slaughter.
Christ healed people out of love. Matthew 14 gives us the details in a day in the life of Jesus. On that day He learned that Herod had murdered John the Baptist, His cousin. Jesus was so grieved that He got into a ship and sailed to desert place to be alone. The crowds found out where He was and went to Him. Even though His close family member had been killed, Jesus still had compassion on the people and healed them. That evening He fed over five thousand with five barley loaves and two fish.
That’s the kind of love that Jesus has for you today. James 1:17 tells us that God, Jesus Christ, never changes. The God we worship loved the children of Israel enough to lead them out of captivity and into the Promised Land. John 3:16 tells us that He loves the world so much that if you put your complete faith and trust in Christ Jesus, He will give you everlasting life and bring you to heaven one day.
God created you and I out of love to be love, just like He is. To love Him back and to love others.
If you are a Christian, God wants you to share His love with others. To worship Him out of love. For all that He has blessed you with and is going to bless you in the future with. Because He made the supreme sacrifice on Calvary for your sins and mine.
If you are not a Christian, God offers you the gift of eternal salvation without cost. It is free to you for the asking. If you think the price is too high, look at your life now. Are you a slave to the 9-5 drudgery every day? To alcohol? To drugs? An unhappy homelife?
God offers you freedom, not slavery. Why? Because He loves you. Experience joy in you life. Give your life to Christ and let Him be the pilot.