So far we've discovered that God created the earth, and placed mankind upon it. And the story showcases that God created mankind intentionally and with a purpose. The Bible also reveals that part of Gods inspiration in creating us was to share in a relationship with us--which begs the question, WHY?
WHY WOULD GOD CREATE HUMANS?
WAS HE LONELY?
WHY WOULD HE WANT TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH US?
The act of creating something in order to have a relationship with it seems to suggest that God needed something. However, if we are letting the story tell itself, we realize that's not true. The Bible tells us that God doesn't need anything from us.
"...HUMAN HANDS CAN'T SERVE HIS NEEDS--FOR HE HAS NO NEEDS." Acts 17:25
So, if God didn't need anything from us, and really gains nothing out of our relationship, WHY DID HE CREATE US? IT WAS OUT OF HIS OVERFLOW & LOVE.
Let me explain it this way: Years ago I travelled down to Phoenix, Arizona, to visit my cousin. While I was there we got to talking about the Powerball lottery. At the time, the lottery was up to 1 Billion dollars. Yes, that's "illion" with a "B".
Talking about what he would do if he ever won, he told he would put some of his friends on a retainer and subsidize their income. Initially I thought 2 things...