S: “Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For
God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing
whether it is good or evil.” Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
O: In this book, Solomon outlines many wise and foolish things. But
here he says is the conclusion of the matter. Fear God and keep his
commandments. He’s saying it matters how we act. This passage is also very
similar to Revelation 14:6-12
A: Question for you today. Do you fear God? Do you honor God with
your beliefs AND your actions? That’s really the heart of the
message – how we act affects the outcome of our lives.
P: Lord, I pray you will help us today to serve you in word and
action. Please fill us with the Holy Spirit who changes our hearts and
changes who we are into men and women that are like you.