Ecclesiastes 12:13 – The Conclusion

Ecclesiastes 12:13
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

-Solomon had wealth and power enough to make anything possible.  He came to a point in his life when he decided to use all of that wealth and power to do exactly that; anything.  After experiencing all that life had to offer, his conclusion is recorded here in Ecclesiastes 12:13.  Let this mind be in you and your approach to life.  When you have opportunity to cheat, play it straight; when you have cause to get angry, don’t; when life invites you down a evil path, abstain.  Not because you desire to cling to a higher moral fiber, neither because you want to elevate yourself above those around you; but because you wish to show respect to God and His providence.  The Lord can make honest people excel past cheaters, He can provide perfect peace to those who struggle to resist anger, and to those who turn away from the paths of the ungodly, “it shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.” (Proverbs 3:8)

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