The Why of God. (Part Four)

I have previously written about the reasons behind God’s doings, especially with respect to our world and as expressed in the context of the gospel, for in it the righteousness of God is revealed. In this penultimate piece, I intend to advance one final reason. Stay with me:

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)

The emphasis is in the second part of the verse: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and we’re created.

We saw before that one of the reasons behind the actions of God is that He acts in a manner that pleases him. Simply put, He acts because it pleases Him to do so. If it does not please Him, He will not go through with a course of action.

So we saw pleasure as a cause, a source code. Remember our primary word: God is not a man. We should not think of Him as we would a man.

Now we will consider pleasure as a desired end. This means that God acts in a manner as to reap the harvest of pleasure from the things that He does. This is a fundamental motive in creation (and in recreation). We can’t overemphasize this, that God acts not only because He is pleased to, but also for His pleasure.

This, then, is a big marker for us, that anything that we find expressed in creation or in the corridors of re-creation that is not yielding pleasure to God is an anomaly. And in keeping with the purposes of God, God can still allow the expression of that dimension because ultimately, His desire will come to pass. He will find pleasure in the work of his hands

He created all things. Why? According to this verse of scripture; For his pleasure. The purpose of creation as a unit and as separate entities is for His pleasure. No other outcome is acceptable nor desired. God has gone to utmost lengths to realize this goal. The price of Jesus Christ is proof that God is ‘dead set’ on this purpose.

Here is the kicker; He will stop at nothing to realize this.

So, my dear reader, understand this clearly; you we’re created not just because it pleased God to, but also because He wanted your life to be a source of pleasure to Him. On account of the rebellion of man (as captured in the progenitor Adam) this intent was derailed for some time, and as such God rebooted the entire system in Christ Jesus, thereby bring into focus this end of God.

Redemption is the critical event and its effect tellingly ripples through out creation.

If you are yet to be made alive again in Christ, God still wants to give you a chance to make your life count towards His pleasure.

Every day that you live is proof of that.

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