1.1 Purpose In Creation

Sep 4, 2021
The Word of the Lord that was given to the people of Judah through Jeremiah
continues to give us encouragement and confidence for what God will do in our
future. Jeremiah wrote God’s plans for His people, “For I know the thoughts that
I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a
future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11, NKJV).

God has a purpose in our existence and a wonderful plan for our lives. Out of all
His creation, God chose us to fulfill His plan in this world. In the words of one of
George MacDonald’s characters in David Elginbrod, he said, “I would rather be what
God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of. For
to have been thought about—born in God’s thoughts—and then made by God, is
the dearest, grandest, most precious thing in all thinking” (The Complete Works of
George MacDonald).

Considering all God has done and the great love with which He loves us, we should
naturally want to develop a passionate relationship with our God.

Group Discussion
1. How did you derive your beliefs about our origin? Have your views changed
over the years? Explain.
2. Is there something you have seen or somewhere you have visited that caused
you to marvel at God’s incredible creativity? Explain.
3. In what ways would people act differently if they believed in God as the
Creator and as the moral authority over all humanity?
4. In what ways are we responsible for the Earth and its many creatures?
5. What is our purpose in the earth and what is our responsibility to God?

Purpose in Creation

My Prayer for the Upcoming Week

How do you want to be different because of what you have experienced today?