If God had created us for our own glory wouldn’t He have made life easier? Why does starting, and getting through, a normal day require so much? And why are we not satisfied and content with all that we do? Is it not because God, our Creator, planned more for His creation than we are able to understand or to live up to, on our own.
He proved this, by leaving our first parents to themselves. A day without the constant companionship of the Father left them open to their own imaginations and the temptations of this world, and they failed to live up to the standard by, and for which, they were created.
GOD is His own standard of excellence, a standard that no one can reach. He must, through His own plan of redemption, bring us into this relationship of Father and child; and in His own timing and means of grace conform us to the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. Without this we will continue to work for our own success and glory, hoping and trying to “be like God,” and failing miserably.
Only as He does a continual work in our hearts and lives by the authority of His Word and the supernatural power of His Holy Spirit, daily leading, teaching, and bringing us up in “the nurture and admonition of the Lord Jesus Christ” can we ever know the true purpose for our creation and redemption—His glory and our joy.
“God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:9
“Now to him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, world without end. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20, 21