Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

In reading the book of Ecclesiastes we find that the life of every individual has an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. The body of our lives includes many  plots and sub-plots, and climaxes.  Those climaxes are not the end, or conclusion of life.  They are just another peak reached, then we do something different, more, or less adventure, etc..

From seeing things as vain in life; “vanity of vanities all is vanity” were Solomon’s words as he writes of his life’s adventure.  He reaches the conclusion of the matter.

That conclusion is that only with God does life even matter.

The sole duty of man is not to live for oneself, but for God, and to glorify Him; to enjoy Him forever.  He alone has made that possible.

We must remember that there is nothing hidden from God.  In our era of time there are so many frightened that the government(s) of men has so much vision of our personal lives by means of video, video cameras, and satellite and by our computers.  I think of that this way; I already have Someone who sees all that I do.  He knows every thought I think.  He sees everything I do.  There is nothing that I do, no secret thing, that gets past Him; He is God.  What do I have to fear from a government that is run amuck from God.

Jesus said,

“For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.” Mark 4:22

We can be certain that nothing we do gets around God.  We can also be certain that there is nothing that happens which surprises Him.  The conclusion of the matter of life is found in knowing God and being known by Him.

When we have both, then we are assured of an eternal home with Him.  That is made possible through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ God’s only begotten Son.

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