The man was created to praise God.
This only explains his spiritual substance. This only justifies its prominent position in creation.
The man was created to worship God and to participate in His divine goodness and bliss. As an image of God as he is, he longs for God and runs with the desire to ascend to Him.
He rejoices with prayer and hymn singing. His spirit rejoices and his heart trembles. The more he prays, the more his soul is stripped of worldly desires and filled with heavenly goods.
And the more he separates from the earthly and the pleasures of life, the more he enjoys the heavenly joy. “Our trial and experience confirm this truth.