“Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.” —John 18:37
To the end of His life unto obedience to His heavenly Father was His end, His cause, and His purpose for coming into the world. He came to shed His blood to remit the sins of sinners; pour out His soul an offering to redeem sinners; become a curse to reconcile sinners. God became a man and was called, “Shall Save” (Jesus), for He shall save His people from their sins.
If this was Christ’s end, His cause, and His purpose, how much more should it be ours? How much more should we deny self, take up our cross and proclaim His? “We preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness” (1 Corinthians 1:23); “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18).
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” —Philippians 2:5-11