Pastor Tim Romero
Ecclesiastes 12:13–14 (ESV): "13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil."
After much discovery and pursuit, the end of the matter regarding the whole duty of man is this: fear God and keep His commandments. This is why we exist!
You can search the world as Solomon did looking for the meaning of life and you will find that everything on the horizontal is a vain pursuit. Nothing created can satisfy the deep longing for connection to God. Our meaning and purpose are found solely in Him. Solomon concludes that we exist to fear God and keep His commandments. That is the point of our existence. One day we will stand before God and give an account of how well we have done regarding this.
As a Christian, our sins are already judged. Jesus paid the price on Calvary. We will not give account for our sins but more so what we did with the new life we were given through Christ. We will be judged on how we walked in this world relating to fearing God and keeping His commandments such as the Great Commission, loving God and your neighbor as yourself. God will look at these things and reward us for all that we have done well. So live for Him. Don't pursue the vain things of this world. Give the Lord all of your attention and you will be blessed in this life and the life to come!
Father, we thank You for saving us the heartache and trouble of pursuing empty things. We thank You for giving us an understanding of what is to be our mode of operation. We are to fear You alone and keep your commandments. Not in a religious way but in a relational way. We do it because we love and respect You. Help us to finish well we pray in Jesus name, amen!