Ecclesiastes 12:13- Now all has been heard. Let us hear the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
King Solomon, prior to this text had been discussing a lot of things about the natural man and about natural life here on earth and then he says, "let's bring this issue to an end and he concluded the whole matter concerning man and life here on earth with these profound words that is found in this text that is before us.
Many people today believe that life given to them by God is about them and their life goals first, but, the truth of the matter is the reason God created man or the reason man exists is that He may know His creator. This is our first duty!
The Lord our God, maker of heaven and earth, creator of life, who revealed Himself to us through Jesus Christ says “fear God and keep His Commandments for this is this is the duty of humanity.”
Young people and old alike must daily take the time and put forth the will and desire to know the Lord God who is Creator of us all.
The days in which we now live is described in the bible as the days of evil and there are all kinds of distractions fighting to be first in our lives, but God REFUSES to be second to anyone or anything.
The required first goal from God to all of humanity is to know God through a personal relationship with him through Christ Jesus and to seek to know more about Him daily.
Man’s highest duty in all the earth is “to know God” his Creator. No, it is not about the accumulation of things, but the accumulation of reverence and respect of God in all our ways.
The call to nations is to know God first because everything else can wait.
People of God, remember “GOD FIRST” in all you ways.
The end of the matter has been heard and here it is: Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.
Man’s highest duty is to know God. Fill us up Lord with more of you!
Thank you Lord for Your Word which is healing medicine for our soul.
Your Servant Debra