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[1 of 3] Swedenborg (1688-1772, Sweden): primary subject "Use, or goal, end, purpose" (search under Inner Life/Teachings)": source "Arcana Coelestia, vol.8": detail "Section 6574"
In the whole spiritual world the end which proceeds from the Lord reigns, which is that nothing whatever, not even the least thing, shall exist unless good may come of it. Hence the Lord's kingdom is called a kingdom of ends and uses.

[2 of 3] Swedenborg (1688-1772, Sweden): primary subject "Use, or goal, end, purpose" (search under Inner Life/Teachings)": source "Divine Love and Wisdom": detail "Section 308"
Who will not see clearly that uses are the ends of creation, if he considers that from God the Creator nothing else can possibly exist, and therefore nothing else can be created, but use? And that in order to be use, it is for the sake of others. And that use for the sake of self is also for the sake of others, for a use for the sake of self amounts to being in a state for becoming of use to others. Whoso considers this is also able to see, that use which is use, cannot possibly exist from man, but with man from Him from Whom all that exists is use, thus from the Lord.

[3 of 3] Swedenborg (1688-1772, Sweden): primary subject "Use, or goal, end, purpose" (search under Inner Life/Teachings)": source "Divine Providence": detail "Section 26"
The Lord's kingdom, which extends over hell as well as over heaven, is a kingdom of uses. It is the Lord's providence that there shall be no creature and no thing whereby a use is not performed.