The Conclusion of the Matter

Ecclesiastes 12

Verse 7: “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

Verse 12-14:

“And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

“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.”

Dear Father God, help us to remember You made us and we are just borrowing time down here. You are the beginning and the end (Revelation 22:13). Amen.

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“Don’t Fear the One Who Kills the Body…

…and after that has no more they can do.  But I forewarn you who you shall fear: Fear Him Which after He has killed has power to cast you into hell.  I say unto you, fear Him.” says Jesus in Luke 12:4-5.

This verse kept coming to me when my sister died suddenly and before her time.  Her untimely death causing great sorrow.

While there is no comfort on earth to take away the pain, God’s word is life. No matter what happens in our earthly life, we are together with Christ for eternity.  Jesus says to the man on the cross next to Him, “you’ll be with Me in paradise,” in Luke 23:43.

Even though I can’t understand this, God has never and will never lie, so I’ll just trust Him.

Some people say that when you fear God, you fear nothing else.