I'm wondering what the notion that we are created 'for God' means. For example St Paul, in 1 Corinthians 8:1-7,
Also in Blessed Augustine, Confessions (Lib 1,1-2,2.5,5: CSEL 33, 1-5)
there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
There are probably many other quotations suggesting God made us for Himself. But what does that mean? If we answer that we are created for God, because we are built in such a way as to be able to find peace and salvation only in union with God, that may be correct Christian anthropology, but it surely begs the question - why are we created like that? What did God want in creating us in the first place, and then calling us to union with Him? What could we possibly have to give Him? And if He created us purely out of superabundant love, then in what sense is it truly loving that we are created for Him, as opposed to, say, for ourselves? Wouldn't it have been more loving to have created us for ourselves?
You have made us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You
God and the Devil are often presented as fighting for man's soul. I think we know that the Devil wants our soul to stoke the fires of hell with; but what does God want our soul for? Does it give Him pleasure to see us having a good time in heaven? Then why charge an entrance fee?
Forgive me if these questions sound irreverent; I don't mean them as such.