Everything starts with God.
The first words of the Bible are: In the beginning God . . .
Everything starts with the greatness of God, the glory of God. Nothing else will make sense if you don’t have some understanding about who God is and what He is like. In a moment I will say something about sin. The most basic thing about sin is that it is primarily against God first. It is not just about hurting other people, though inevitably it does that too.
We were created to trust, love and bring glory to God.
Bring my sons from afar
and my daughters from the end of the earth,
everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.
You were created to show God’s glory, his greatness, his beauty, his worth. That’s our duty.