Why did He create us?

(Our perfect, sovereign God didn't need us. He created us out of His own pleasure to love and glorify Him. He would love and bless us, too.)

"For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities - all things were created through him and for him."
Colossians 1:16

"And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day."
Genesis 1:31

"the people whom I formed for myself that they might declare my praise."
Isaiah 43:21

"Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created."
Revelation 4:11