The bible, the book of books, began with a striking phrase – In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. His creation was both celestial and terrestrial; material and immaterial; physical and spiritual. We will later find in scriptures that the heavenly beings consist of angels, in all forms – some so tall that they could set one foot on the sea and the other on land; others so mysterious, described as beasts having six wings and full of eyes within. We also find that in the earthly realm, man, the cream and crown of God’s creation, had the great lights, stars, water, flying and land creatures at his command.
Proverbs sixteen four makes a succinct statement about the purpose of all God’s creation, “The Lord has made all things for Himself.” He made all things, everything, with no exception. “For the world and all that is in it belong to the LORD ; the earth and all who live on it are His.”(Psalms 24:1 GNB)
God is the object of creation, and not the people or things created. He made all things for Himself. They were created by specification to suit Him. Everything created was made for His use, to show forth His glory and to give Him pleasure.
The psalmist in Psalms nineteen verse one resounds, ” The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork.” In chapter 145 verse 10 he continues, ” All your works shall praise you, O Lord ; and your saints shall bless you.” Creation by design was made to reflect in essence, the glory and character of the Creator. The created are to exist in such a manner that only the Creator is seen and heard. His works, animate and inanimate, were made to sing His praises.
God should savor the aroma of His creation and derive pleasure. “For you are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for you have created all things, and for your pleasure they are and were created.” said the twenty four elders in Revelations four eleven, as they fell before the throne of majesty and worshipped.
God alone is worthy. Not the created, whether the most beautiful of angel or the most strong of men. None is qualified to be the object of creation, other than the Creator. God alone should derive the pleasure, and the satisfaction from the existence and exploit of the creation. For He alone deserves the glory for all His works does, He alone deserves the honour for all their lives exude, and He exclusively should have the power, to do as He wills in their lives.
For the will of God for His creation is that they please Him. Simple. For by His will they were created and have their being.