We are Created BY God and for God
Category : General
Isaiah 43: 7 (KJV)
7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
What am I? For what purpose was I created? Am I answering the great end of my existence? These are questions which should be frequently proposed by every rational being.
Great stress is laid on names in Scripture. These two parallel and antithetic clauses bring out striking complementary relations between God and the collective Israel. But they are as applicable to each individual member of the true Israel of God.
The Prophet adds the reason, which contains strong ground of confirmation; that is, that He wishes his glory to be manifested in them. He therefore testifies that the salvation of his people concerns himself, that he can no more throw away the care of his people than he can expose his name to reproach and disgrace, which he will never do, and, in a word, that his glow, of which he is the continual defender, is intimately connected with the salvation of his people.
What qualifies these people for such treatment is their relationship to Yahweh. They are called by His name and are, therefore, part of His family (Deuteronomy 28:10; Jeremiah 14:9; 15:16; Ezekiel 36:20). Furthermore, God brought them into existence to glorify Himself (Isaiah 43:1). Their condition reflects on Him, and unless He restores them they cannot fulfill His purpose for them in the world.
They are called by His name they make profession of religion, and are distinguished from the rest of the world by their covenant-relation to God with Him. Moreover, we see that they are created for His glory in that the spirit of Israelites is created in them, and they are formed according to the will of God, and these shall be gathered in. please take note that only those who are fit to be called by the name of God are said to be created by His grace for His glory and those whom God has created and called shall be gathered in now to Christ as their head and hereafter to heaven as their home. He shall gather in his elect from the four winds. This promise points at the gathering in of the dispersed of the Gentiles, and the strangers scattered, by the gospel of Christ, who died to gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad for the promise was to all that were afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call and create. God is with the church, and therefore let her not fear none that belong to her shall be lost.
God will be glorified in His people; the object of their creation is the glory of their God, and that end shall, somehow or other, be answered in the Lord’s good time. So let us remember, they that wait on the Lord, shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles. So teach me Lord to wait on you and to glorify you in all that I do.
Have a great and God filled day!