The farthest planet from Earth in the Solar system discovered by the unaided human eye, Saturn has been known since ancient times. The planet is named for the Roman god of agriculture and wealth, who was also the father of Jupiter.
Our solar system is just one specific planetary system—a star with planets orbiting around it. Our planetary system is the only one officially called “solar system,” but astronomers have discovered more than 3,200 other stars with planets orbiting them in our galaxy.
In a milestone for astronomy – and possibly the search for extraterrestrial life – NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirmed there are now 5,000 known planets beyond our solar system. These so-called exoplanets include rocky worlds roughly the size of Earth, gas giants larger than Jupiter and “mini-Neptunes.”
God Spoke and it IS!!! We (Human) are the seen; placed here for a reason! What is your reason?
What is the purpose of man, according to the Bible?
The Bible makes it abundantly clear that God created man and that He created Man for God’s glory. Therefore, the ultimate purpose of Man, according to the Bible, is simply: to glorify God.
A harder question to answer, perhaps, is what does it look like to glorify God? In Psalm 100:2–3, we’re told to worship God with gladness and “know that The Lord is God. It is He Who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.” Part of what it looks like to glorify God is to acknowledge Who God is (our Creator – our Source and Reason, for starters) and to praise and worship Him as such.
We fulfill our purpose of glorifying God also by living our lives in relationship and faithful service to God (1 Samuel 12:24; John 17:4). Since God Created Man in His image (Genesis 1:26–27), Man’s purpose cannot be fulfilled apart from Him. King Solomon tried living for his own pleasure, yet at the end of his life he concluded that the only worthwhile life is one of honor and obedience to God (Ecclesiastes 12:13–14).
In our fallen state, sin separates us from God and makes it impossible to glorify Him on our own. But through Jesus Christ’s sacrifice, our relationship with God is reconciled—our sin is forgiven and no longer creates a barrier between God and us, Amen. Romans 3:23–24.
Interestingly, we are able to glorify God because He gave us glory first. David writes: “What is Mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of Your hands; you put everything under their feet.” Psalm 8:4–6 (This is also repeated in Hebrews 2:6–8.) This verse reveals another purpose that God has given Man: dominion over the Earth (Genesis 1:28–29). Again, though, this can only be properly fulfilled through a right relationship with God.
The more we get to know our Creator and the more we Love God (Matthew 22:37–38), the better we understand who we are and what our purpose is. We were created to bring Him glory. God has unique plans and purposes for each person
And we pray:
LORD, in my life Your will be done, Amen. Cleanse me, fill me with Your Spirit. Renew me in all my world. Be with me in my going out and coming in I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.