Scripture, the Holy Bible, clearly tells us in the Book of Revelation, “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created” (Rev. 4:11).
It may be a revolutionary thought to many, but in reality, God placed us here for Himself and not for any other reason. We were created to bring Him honour, bring Him pleasure, bring Him thanksgiving and praise. However, the reality is that for most of us, the thought is completely foreign to us. There is a very good reason for that.
In the book of Genesis, the very first book in the Bible, we are clearly told that God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to take care of it. It was the perfect place of Paradise. They had a perfect environment, a perfectly innocent mind, and a wonderful relationship with their God and Creator. However, they like us, were presented with choice. In the middle of the Garden of Eden was a tree called the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. God had told them “thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:17).
Unfortunately, they exercised their freedom to choice for bad, and they plunged the whole world (their offspring) into sin, darkness, death and complete separation from God. Paradise was lost, but not forever.
Man’s choice was that of rebellion against his God. God’s response to man was the Good News.