Insight For Living

“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 good work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

To know the conclusion, i.e., how it will end and work out, removes the mystery and doubt. This knowledge enables one to make good decisions so as to be on the good side of how things turn out.

In view of the fact God will bring all, with their every deed into judgment, the conclusion of the whole matter of life then is to: “Fear God, and keep his commandments.” To fail to do so, is to destine self to loss and penalties at the judgment.

Just as rewards for faithfulness lie beyond what the eye has seen, the ear heard, or ever has entered into the heart of man, likewise the eternal consequences for unbelief and disobedience are beyond human comprehension. We are told there shall be weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth. Isaiah 28:19 tells us it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.

In these last days, the trend of sinful decision is to strengthen oneself in the spirit of disobedience, rather than to yield to the convicting power of the Holy Spirit. It is to choose spiritual darkness rather than spiritual light. It is to believe any and every lie rather than receive the love of the truth. It is to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season, rather than respect the recompense of the reward for serving God. It is a determination bent on conforming to the world’s sensuality, rather than proving God’s will to be good, acceptable, and perfect. It is denying God, unto self serving.

The problem with this trend will be found out in the final conclusion. “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12.

Be not weary in well doing! “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:58