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God created man for fellowship (Zechariah 2:10). Parents bring children to life for this same reason. God is our Heavenly Father and yearns to have children to love (Romans 8:15). Life is a chance given by God to man to develop that relationship with Him (Philippians 3:10). Created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27), human beings have the ability to know God and therefore love Him, worship Him, serve Him, and fellowship with Him (Leviticus 26:12).
But God created humans with the freedom of choice to accept God’s love or reject it (Deuteronomy 30:19). Sadly, humans chose to submit to the devil (Genesis 3:6). And the devil stole their eternal life. And because of man’s wrong choices, death, misery and pain entered the world (Genesis 3).
But God in His great and infinite mercy offered His Son to die instead of man to save him “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Now any man that accepts God’s offer of salvation, believes in Christ, and lives as He lived, will be saved eternally (John 1:14). And God will give him all the power and grace necessary to live a godly life in this world (John 1:12). But those the reject God’s offer of salvation will die for their own sin (John 3:36).
God’s love for mankind is the greatest love story ever told. There is no greater love than this that someone may die for those whom he loves (John 15:13). Its amazing that the Creator would condescend to call humans “friends” (John 15:14-15). The Bible declares that nothing can separate people from God’s love “Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39).
In His service,