Sunday, September 20, 2015

My Whole Duty

September 20

Daily Bible Reading: Ecclesiastes 10 – 12

Verse of the Day: Ecclesiastes 12:13 – “This is the end of the matter; all hath been heard: fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.”

After all the many trials, experiments, philosophical thoughts, observations, and whatnot, the writer draws a conclusion to end this book. He gives us the whole duty of man “under the sun.” We are to fear God and keep His commandments. Fearing God means that we hold Him in awe, reverence, and wonder at all times. To keep His commandments is to shun anything that is contrary to God, and to do anything that He has said.

Jesus summed up the commandments as loving God, and loving people. Simple? Not really, it takes a whole lifetime to even begin to understand all that this involves. Being “under the Son” helps us to work and walk in the way that God desires.

Prayer: God, I want to do what it takes to fulfill my whole duty to You. Help me! Amen.

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