The reason God sent His Son was to restore His creation to its original perfection and to redeem humankind from the degradation of sin. Jesus came and dwelt among us. He died for us and He rose again according to the purpose of God as the supreme act of love.
If that was God’s supreme purpose and grand master plan, should we not also make that our primary purpose in this world? God’s purpose must be our purpose. So we need always ask if our words, our actions, our judgments and our decisions reflect God’s purpose and help bring His redeeming love and power to bear on those in our care and in our communities. We are to follow Christ’s example and lay down our lives, our opinions, our principles and our judgments at the cross.