It is not very sound theology to confine a man’s thoughts so much to himself, and not to set before him, as the prime motive of his existence, zeal to show forth the glory of God. For we are born first of all for God, and not for ourselves.
~ John Calvin (from John Calvin: Pilgrim & Pastor by Robert Godfrey)
This is a needed reminder in the 21st century western world, for myself, and for all of humanity. Not only does it address the issue of our pride and selfishness, but it immediately gives meaning to everyone’s life. None are without significance and purpose when we look to God first and ourselves second.