Ecc 12:13-14 - The end of the matter

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Finally, the last and final portion of Scofield’s five parts of the book of Ecclesiastes: the best thing possible to man under the law, Ecc 12:13-14, what has somehow become my theme for the past couple of months and most probably for awhile more.

In answer to the words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem, “Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun?” (1:1-3), is that the end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil (Ecc 12:13-14).

I have been saying this over and over again in the last few posts but life has been rough lately but at the end of it all, I keep reminding myself of these 5 verses: there is no meaning at all, there are more important things in life and therefore why worry, fear God and keep his commandments

The whole duty of man - rather, the whole man. To revere God and to obey Him is the whole man, constitutes man’s whole being; that only is conceded to Man; all other things, as this book teaches again and again, are dependent on a Higher Incomprehensible Being (Albert Barnes, 1798-1870) .

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