To live for God is a far greater objective than to live for self because we are being called to step out of our own little lives and live for what is greatest and highest and deepest, that is, for the glory of God. This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise (Is. 43:21). Indeed, to live for Someone who is much greater than myself is a much higher quest than to live for merely my own mean, miserable, mortal self.
Man’s quest for God quenches pride and quickens hope and quells fear and qualifies for service.