I am always refreshingly encouraged by they way John Piper corrects crooked man-centred thinking. Getting your ‘head’ right effects your whole life and service to God (Romans 12 v2) ::
“…Notice that this ultimately loving act (Christ’s sacrifice on the cross) has at the center of it the vindication of the righteousness of God. Good Friday love is God-glorifying love. God exalts God at the cross. If he didn’t, he could not be just and rescue us from sin. But it is a mistake to say, “Well, if the aim was to rescue us, then we were the ultimate goal of the cross.” No, we were rescued from sin in order that we might see and savor the glory of God. This is the ultimately loving aim of Christ’s death. He did not die to make much of us, but to free us to enjoy making much of God forever.” Read the full article.