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I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11

Fear God and Keep His Commands

February 17th, 2012 | admin | Tags:

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
13 Now all has been heard;
here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments,
for this is the duty of all mankind. 14 For God will bring every deed into judgment,
including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.

Solomon was the wisest man to ever walk upon this earth.  Such wisdom that people came from all over the world to hear his teachings.  He is the writer of most of the proverbs and is believed to be the writer of Ecclesiastes.  When you read Ecclesiastes it sounds almost depressing at times. However, in all of his wisdom he still sinned and broke God’s commands.  Yet, there is a sense of repentance and renewal found in Ecclesiastes.  After much of the book speaks of life, and there is “nothing new under the sun,”  the book comes to a close with the greatest conclusion.  “Fear God and keep his commandments.”  After all that Solomon had written and done in his life the last words we have by this wise man; “fear God and keep his commandments.”

Today knowledge is everywhere.  The internet contains access to a never ending wealth of knowledge.  Technology, science, and knowledge are exploding everywhere you turn.  With all this knowledge there has been a turn in the Christian faith.  I have seen friends reason away the gospel with there new found knowledge.  I have seen them defend homosexuality with their knowledge.  With all this knowledge there has come much foolishness.  When I hear all these things I am reminded of Solomon’s conclusion.  You can have all the knowledge and wisdom in the world and go completely astray.  Learn from the wise teacher and fear God and keep his commands!  If that is not enough.  Remember that, “God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.”  Are you keeping God’s commands?  Start today before it is to late and your evil deeds are revealed.


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