“This life is not be valued but as it yields opportunities to glorify God. We were not sent into the world to live for ourselves, but for God. If we could make ourselves, then we could live for ourselves. If we could be our own first cause, then we might our own end. But God made us for Himself, and sent us into the world for Himself. It is not our duty to glorify God in heaven only, but also here on earth in the midst of difficulties and temptations. ”
Thomas Manton in Works. Retrieved from Rushing, R. (2017). Voices From the Past: Puritan devotional readings, Volume 1. East Peoria, Illinois: Versa Press.