Ecclesiastes 12:13 – “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all.”
Solomon ends this Book of all his many thoughts and comes to a pretty powerful conclusion: The ‘end’ of man is not found in pleasure, power, or even the pursuit of knowledge… It is found in revering God and obeying His commands. This alone is the ‘end-game’ for men… then, and today. Jesus said it this way, “If you love Me, keep My commands” (John 14:15).
This life is constantly forcing a particular message down my throat: “Live for yourself, Michael! Get all you can, because it is all about you!” However, the wisest dude that ever lived (Solomon) says differently. Life is about God and living in the light of Him and His Word!
May you and I be those that live with a totally different mentality and goal than those in this world, may we live our lives in the light of God and what He has said… Not what we say, or want. May we die to self and be kept from selfishness. May we heed the Master’s voice in all things… for His glory alone. May our ‘ALL’, be to revere our God and keep His Word.
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