by J. Mark Jordan, April 2015
Did you ever wonder why God created mankind? If He is all-sufficient, what void in the depths of His personality prompted Him to create human beings? Many say pleasure. “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” (Revelation 4:11, KJV). This is true, of course, but I also observe something very different from pleasure. If the only reason He created us was for His pleasure, that pleasure was very short-lived. It turned to grief, sorrow, angst, and outrage as soon as Adam and Eve fell into sin. It caused God to place His own creation under a curse. The humans He created plunged into violent crime, depravity of character, and wicked idolatry to the extent He wished He had not brought them into existence.