Unlocking the Purpose of Man (Human Beings)
Gen 1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind… (26) And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth…
Man’s life is a mystery. Scholars, historians, and philosophers through the centuries have sought to understand man and the meaning of human existence….
God’s Word tells us that God is self-existing and ever-existing. In eternity past He was there. At a certain point He made a decision to create man. God’s desire was to have this man express Him in His image and represent Him with His authority on earth. Man’s life is the highest created life, much higher in quality than the plant life or animal life.
Not only so, man was created after God’s kind. The animals in God’s creation were created after their own kind. Thus, the animal life cannot contain or express the human life. However, man was made after God’s kind, with the ability and capacity to receive another life the divine life. In this respect man is unique in all God’s creation.
For example, a glove is made in the form of a hand for the purpose of containing the hand. In the same way, the human life was created according to the image of God so that God could dispense Himself as the divine life into the human life. Man was created with the capacity to receive and contain God’s divine life. All of man’s human virtues, such as love, honor, and goodness, were created by God so that man may have God’s life and live out the divine love, honor, goodness, etc.