Machias Community Church

God made everything for His pleasure. 

Posted by Pastor Ron Tuesday, September 07, 2010 1:10:00 PM

According to the Genesis record when God created mankind He made us very different from the rest of His creation in that we bear His image.

Humans really do take after Him.  We like to make stuff and we take pleasure in the stuff we make.  At least when it works like it is supposed to, which admittedly isn't always the case.

We are also different from the rest of God's creation in that we have enormous power.  We were given the authority and the ability to rule over all of God's creation.  No other creature has this authorization or can even think of such a thing.

Our first job was to be the caretakers of God's creation.  It was a great job with excellent benefits.  Unfortunately we've trashed the place and are about to be fired.

You see, God made everything for His own pleasure.  Mankind included.  Our job was first and foremost to please Him not ourselves.

Well there's not much I can do to clean the place up now.  I'm afraid it's a little late for that.  But personally I can seek to make my life pleasing to God... and pick up behind myself as I go.