“Fear God and Keep His Commandments!”
Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
These verses are the conclusion of King Solomon’s view of life. He says it is: “the conclusion of the matter.” ALL of mankind is to FEAR God and KEEP His commandments. The word; FEAR means to REVERENCE God. Then we are to KEEP His commandments, in other words we are to carry out the laws that He has established for His Children. We are to pass them down from generation to generation. We are to live our lives in accordance to His Holy Word, and in order to do that we MUST study His Word and apply it to our lives DAILY.
Our EVERY thought, word and deed is JUDGED by God, to include EVERY HIDDEN thing, whether good or evil, it will ALL be scrutinized by the Almighty God, who created us and has COMPLETE AUTHORITY to be the judge of His own creation.
Solomon was not referring to the FINAL JUDGMENT, although, we will ALL stand before God then too, for JUDGEMENT. The TRUE BELIEVER’S works will be judged, and the UNBELIEVER’S sins will be judged.
However, Solomon was not a prophet and his main timeframe was the PRESENT time. His view was on the unequal distribution of justice in this PRESENT LIFE. So Solomon leads his readers to enjoy life in the FEAR of God, as God allows. To be at PEACE with God, and to TRUST Him with their WHOLE being. To leave all the puzzling aspects of life in God’s hands, and to LIVE for Him.
If you have not given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are being judged DAILY for the sins you are committing and will be judged at the Great White Throne Judgement Seat for ALL of your sins, past, present, open and hidden. Your verdict will be GUILTY and you will be sentenced to an ETERNITY in Hell, the place of UNENDING torment, torture, pain and agony. But you NOW have the opportunity to escape that sentence and come to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and become a part of His family, having a PEACE that passes ALL understanding, TRUSTING in His SAVING GRACE and enjoying this life, as much as possible. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!