Anonymous asked: "Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they might have joy." So basically, our purpose/end goal is just to be happy?
Our goal is joy. Which depending on your definition of happiness, could differ from joy.
We define joy as the potential to be like God. Which is our calling in life, to become more like Him. In Him, there is true happiness.
Sometimes people say God doesn’t care about your happiness. And that makes absolutely no sense to me. Scripture says that God is a perfect father, better than any earthly father. So that means He loves us and cares about us. He does desire our happiness. Our true happiness and that is why He hates sin. Sin corrupts us. Sin harms us. Sin destroys happiness.
Our goal is joy. Matt 25:21 says that our reward is entering into the joy of the Lord. Luke 2:10 says that the gospel is good tidings of great joy. We are meant to live the gospel, live in Christ, and find joy in it. Or John 15:11, “that your joy might be full.” Or John 17:13, that His joy might be fulfilled in us. Romans 15:13 states that God fills us with joy.
God desires for us to have joy. He didn’t just send us here to split us up. He didn’t create us children, to simply condemn or save. He wants us each to have the opportunity of joy.