Moshe Chaim Luzzatto ("RaMChaL"):
138 Openings of Wisdom
The ultimate goal of creation is to bestow the ultimate good on God's creatures.
The ultimate purpose of the creation of the world was for God, in accordance with His good desire, to bestow the ultimate good.
Having explained the meaning of faith in God, we now come to discuss His works.
The ultimate purpose of the creation of the world - for clearly, every actor acts for a purpose - was for God. to bestow - not for His own need, since He has no need for His creatures, but in order to benefit His creatures in accordance with His good desire. In other words, if you ask, "Where did this purpose originate?" the answer is clear: That which is good desires to bestow good. The Supreme Will is the ultimate good. If so, His desire is to bestow good - the ultimate good, because He is the ultimate good, and therefore His desire is to bestow the ultimate good. This is why He made the world in this way, with free will, reward and punishment. For this is the means to bring His creatures to the ultimate good, as will be explained in the next Opening.
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