God's desire is that we have Eternal Joy!
Heaven is the sanctuary of Eternal Joy.
Heaven is preserved forever, for the sake of our Joy.
God is Love. You could therefore say: "Love's goal is our Joy".
To have Joy we must be safe from all: oppression, fear, confusion,
negativity, depression, and anything that harms Joy.
Therefore, God must protect us from all these harmful things that affect our Joy.
Thus, God's goal is our Eternal Joy, but the means to this goal is our Eternal Protection.
That is why Jesus came down and sanctified Himself. That we might have protection from all these harmful things, WITHIN HIM. He is our Eternal Protective Sanctuary.
God did this because He is Love. And He Loves us with Infinite Love.
Isaiah 51:11 - Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion and Everlasting Joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain Gladness and Joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
Isaiah 61:10 - I will greatly Rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be Joyful in my God; for He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh Himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth Herself with Her Jewels.
Matthew 25:21- His Lord said unto him, well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the Joy of Thy Lord.
John 15:11 - These things have I spoken unto you, that My Joy might remain in you, and that your Joy might be full.
John 16:22 - And ye now therefore have sorrow: But I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your Joy no man taketh from you.
John 17:13 - And now come I to Thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have My Joy fulfilled in themselves.
Jude 24 - Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His Glory with Exceeding Joy.