Genesis and The Purpose of Life

People argue about the purpose of life. Genesis gives the answer.

In the beginning, God created… God created mankind in his own image.

Genesis 1:1; 1:27 (NIV)

We also see that he made humans “in his own image”. This means that God made people to be like him, so have the same nature as God. This doesn’t, of course, mean that humans are God (although we often act as if we are), but that he made us to be like God.

So, what is God like? Again Genesis gives the answer. The God of Genesis is the God who creates value.

So, taking these things together, we see that the primary purpose of human life is to create value.