Thursday, October 21, 2010
Man's Purpose--Part II
According to Pastor Ben at Faith Alive, the book of Genesis reveals that man’s purpose is to be in relationship with other people, creation, and God. “But do you know the painful event?” Pastor Ben asks. “Man lost this purpose through disobedience. Man became a destroyer of the creation, what he was purposed to care for and preserve. His relationship with himself, others and God was marred. Man is now destroying himself, other creatures, and is independent of God. Man and other creatures are now groaning in great pains.”
Sound depressing? It is. We need to only read the newspaper or watch the news to see evidence of these broken relationships. But don't despair, because God gets the last word. Check in tomorrow to read Pastor Ben’s Part III, an invitation to return to God’s purpose for us.