Isaiah 43.3-7 – Eternal life & the purpose of Creation
Posted: 2 February 2011 in Isaiah, Scripture

For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life. Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; 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.

The whole of creation is here for no other purpose than to glorify God, but as is made clear in the last verse quoted above, that is especially true of those he has specially chosen for the purpose. Christians are therefore placed under an absolute duty to worship God, not with the motive of expecting anything in return, but simply for the sake of glorifying their Creator. Even so, it is God’s will that he be worshipped in eternity, and therefore those who have been chosen and redeemed for the purpose will have access to eternal life.

Notice that it is God, and not man, who is at the centre of all this.

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