Most importantly and above all else, it the chief and supreme end for everything God has created is that it would glorify Him. Even more specifically God created you for His glory; every aspect of your life should be driven for this one great end. Your purpose is none other than to glorify God. I look forward to your discussion of this and hopefully, by His sovereign grace, God will lead us into realizing a small sliver of its unfathomable ramifications.
I had hoped this post would have generated more discussion and since it has not I have decided to briefly disclose some of my observations on the subject.
No other statement in the whole of Scripture has more implications than these ten words. Everything else, in the entire course of redemptive history, is a result and fulfillment of this statement. Because of this God’s purpose in creating should be of the utmost importance to us.
God created us to live in relationship, both with him and with others; therefore, His Word must govern our relationships, to His glory.
God created gender; therefore, His Word must define gender roles.
God created work; therefore, His Word should both encourage us to work and define how we work. Many of you think of you job as a means to ministry and not a ministry in itself; you merely tolerate working so that you may minister to others through relationships. That should not be the case. If you are a painter then the way in which you paint should glorify God. If you are a teacher, your teaching should glorify God. If you are a lawyer then your pursuit of justice and truth should glorify God. When you view God as the one who has both created and purposed your work your job begins to take on a new perspective.
God created the family; therefore, His Word should govern our family life. This Sunday I was blessed to hear an individual teach on this very thing. One of his points was that far too often parents train their children to obey them when their goal as parents is to train their children to obey God. When disciplining your children it is imperative that you point them to Scripture. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” (II Timothy 3:16-17) Is that not your goal as parents; to train up righteous children equipped to do good works?