God: Why Do We Need Him?
When we first come into the world, we are in our most dependent state. We need parents or other providers to feed, clean, and look after us. As we get older, we become more independent and begin to rely on ourselves. Despite our feelings of self-sufficiency, we have many needs that our education, job, and family are unable to fulfill. Our loving and all-powerful God offers to meet these needs.
We need God because He is our Creator. The Bible says God created the heavens, the earth, the animals, and man as well (Genesis 1:1-27). A manufacturer knows his product better than anyone and the same is true with our God. Because He made us, He knows us better than we know ourselves. He can answer difficult questions such as where we came from, why we are here, and where we are going. We would never have been without our Creator.
We need God because He is our Redeemer. All of us have made mistakes in life and have sinned (Romans 3:23). No one can say they have no sin or need no Savior (I John 1:8). God has offered Himself as our Redeemer (Psalm 34:22). He did this by offering His Son to die for our sins on the cross (1 Peter 1:17-19; Galatians 4:4-5). Because of this sacrifice, we have the hope of redemption.
We need God because He is our Provider. He provides physical life and sustains it (Acts 17:28; Acts 14:17). He has promised to meet all physical needs if we seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:25-34). Greater than physical protection, He promises that He will protect us spiritually if we put on His armor (Ephesians 6:11-18).
All our needs can be met through Him. We cannot survive without our God. We need to be sure we have a good relationship with Him. The time for building that relationship is now. God tells us that we can love Him by keeping His commandments (John 15:14; I John 5:1-5). Let Him redeem you.