At church last night we began looking at the Westminster Shorter Catechism, a series of questions with answers focusing on the Christian faith which were completed in 1647.
The first question and answer of the catechism is also without doubt the most well know
Question: What is the chief end of man? (What is man’s primary purpose?)
Answer: Man’s primary purpose is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.
And as John Piper has helpfully stated,