If you are looking for God’s motive in creating the world and people, you have to find the motive in John 3:16 and 17. If God didn’t love us he would not have put Jesus through this. “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
My point of this interpretation and cross-reference is that it is important for us to find the motive, the will and the creation of God in not only Genesis 1 but to understand that without God’s established motive and mindset as well as His purpose it might seem that an all knowing and omnipresent God might just assume to destroy it all and start again. But instead the verdict is read “Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.” (John 3:19) Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.” (John 3:20-21).
As I write about the Biblical motive of God we have to read the Gospel of John to understand the consistent motive and mindset that God has for not only sending His son to save us, but also in the story of God the Creator. The reason why it is important to interpret the Bible in context and continuously is establishing God’s motive!
The joy of finding that His motive is the “love” that He has for us, like a parent’s love is the most creative part of the creation story in my interpretation. What is also striking are the words that John uses “light, the word, spoken, and breathed” throughout the Bible to describe creativity and the creator. My method of interpretation is from two books that I studied in college Grasping God’s Word and Preaching God’s Word. (Hays, 2005).Continue Reading on www.examiner.com