In the beginning our God created the heavens and the earth. He created everything
in it in 6 days. On that 6th day he made man from the earth, just as
he’d made the plants and animals. The difference is, though, He declared that mankind would be made in His image. Mankind
would be talking, reasoning, highly intelligent beings who would have dominion over everything else God made on earth; but
most of all we would know and understand the purpose of life because we would be given the ability to walk with, and intimately
know the Giver of Life. We would know God. This is the way life was and is meant to live. Man was never to be apart from God
because then we would not have a clue about life -What was, what is, nor what is to come.
the first humans on earth looked to the Adversary for answers about life, listened to and heeded his advice and pseudo wisdom,
life changed harshly for them. Not only was that intimate relationship with our Maker severed because of their disobedience,
the comfort and peace they were born to have had become a thing of the past…it was left in the Garden of Eden when
they were kicked out.
Sadly, our God knew man would fall this way, and that
he would always return to the dust from which he had been created, so the Only Wise God had prepared for this before the foundation
of the earth was laid.
We already know Seth of Adam,
who was born after Cain killed Abel and through whose lineage salvation would come to mankind. It was through this line that
we know of many godly patriarchs …Enoch – who walked with God and was so close with the Father
that He took him; Noah who was the only man alive before the temporary destruction of the earth by flood
that was worthy to be spared...and then of course Abraham who has been declared a friend of God, becoming
a father to anyone who now intimately knows and walks with God …whose seed (through Isaac & Jacob or Israel) became
a Holy Nation who was personally given the laws, ways, and precepts of God, so chosen to be a light to the rest of the world.
Moreover, these are the people who knew, or were supposed
to know and understand, the purpose of life just as we believers, the “seed of Abraham” through the Messiah, are
today. These are the people, above anyone else, who were supposed to walk in the ways of God, never forgetting that life in
this present time, was just for a moment….and in that moment they were to love the LORD with all of their hearts and
not become like the Gentile nations, caught up in the world and the ways of it, just as we are to know this today.
They were to remember as Yeshua/Jesus came and taught - that they were in this world but,
by the grace of God, not of it, because they were the children of the One True God who had the answers to life because of
wisdom and understanding afforded by the Spirit of God. These are the people who were to remember the LORD
always and in everything. Isaiah 51:6 says:
“Lift up your eyes
to the heavens, look at the earth beneath; the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment
and its inhabitants die like flies. But my salvation will last forever, my righteousness will never fail.”
As believers on the narrow, hard road,
we are to know and remember that there will be a new heaven and a new earth because the one we reside on right now, and everything
in it, will pass away. Can’t we see that? Can’t we see the decaying of the earth, just as the decaying of our
bodies which is made from the contents of the earth- that is dust, clay/dirt? We are seeing with our own
eyes how the passing of this earth is only a matter of time, but of course, as bad as it is, it will only happen in the fullness
of time, God’s time. Revelation 21:1 says:
“Then I saw a new
heaven and new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had passed away, and the sea was no longer there.”
Mankind was created for the Creator’s Glory and His purpose. That is the privilege of being the Creator.
Therefore, it behooves us to continually live with this in mind. We must live life with the right perspective.
That is remembering the LORD, reminding ourselves that life as we know it is a vapor. It is a “reality” only for
a moment. Our lives have to be continually spent seeking the LORD…seeking, seeking, seeking, knocking and asking the
Father to reveal Himself, His plans, His purposes, His will, and His everlasting realities to us… because
this present age and time is so brief in comparison to eternity - the “true reality” to come.
In Psalm 39:5-6 David put it like this:
me grasp, LORD, what my end must be, what it means that my days are numbered; let me know what a transient creature I am.
You have made my days like handbreadths; for you, the length of my life is like nothing.” Yes, everyone, no matter how
firmly he stands is merely a puff of wind.”
So what's the purpose of life, our current
reality? Love the LORD, seek the LORD, know and obey the LORD...and love your neighbor as yourself... so you'll
be ready - because as surely as we're alive right now, a new day is coming.
"I saw a new heaven
and a new earth. The first heaven and the first earth were completely gone and the sea was no longer there. Also a holy city,
New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. I heard
a loud voice from the throne say, See God's Shekinah is with mankind, and He will live with them. They will be His people,
and He himself will be with them and be their God."