If God doesn’t need anything in this world in order to be who he is, then why did he create the world at all?
Why did God create us? It’s a grand and glorious question, and it touches the biggest issues of our lives that we can ever ask about. It is also today’s question from an APJ listener named Natalie. She writes in: “Pastor John, thank you so much for this podcast. I listen to every episode. I am a thinker — an overthinker, probably. And of late, my mind has been dwelling on the sufficiency of God himself, that he needs no one or nothing he creates. I affirm Acts 17:25 and Psalm 50:7–15. But the question I cannot answer is this, Pastor John: Why did God create us?”