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Music, sports, inventing tools to make work easier and faster – where do all of these come from? They are from an abundance of talents and skills found in humanity everywhere in the world and across every generation.
Humanity have the wisdom, reasoning, and gifts to create and re-create, to invent and re-invent things endlessly. People find their purpose, and in some cases create or invent a purpose based on their skills, talents, capabilities, and interests. Where do these come from? The Bible provides answers in the book of Genesis.
We read in Genesis 1:28 (Good News Translation): “[God] blessed them [Adam and Eve], and said, “Have many children, so that your descendants will live all over the earth and bring it under their control. I am putting you in charge of the fish, the birds, and all the wild animals.”
The above is the Adamic purpose – have children, fill the earth, and rule it. Responsibility comes with resources to fulfil the responsibility. The abundance of human skills, talents, capabilities, and variety of interests – are God-given resources for humanity to fulfil its Adamic purpose. When Adam was sent out of the Garden of Eden, the Adamic purpose did not change, it just became harder to fulfil without God leading the way. We have been driving a big car at night without lights!
All that humanity have achieved, all that humans do at home, at the farm, at school, at the office, the hospital, the play ground and the sports ground – all of these work together in fulfilment of the Adamic purpose. God blessed the Adamic purpose, that is why we have the talents, skills, and capabilities to fulfil it. We have indeed multiplied, built great cities, made great music, produced men and women with exceptional talents in music, sports, science, and government.
Adamic purpose produces Adamic achievements and Adamic glory. Adamic achievements and glory, get old, fade away, decay, and die, There is another, greater, more permanent, eternal purpose, that humans can sign up for, and that is the Kingdom purpose. We will look more into this next week, stay tuned!
To God be the glory, Amen!