…For This Is The Whole Purpose of Man

It’s been a long but good day. I officiated the funeral of a sweet 90 year old woman, a believer in Christ. Whenever I serve at funerals I am always reminded of just how fragile and fleeting life is. I am reminded of the Psalmist who said, “The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.”  (Psalm 103:15-16)

Solomon truly had it right when he summed up all of his world-renowned wisdom: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty, purpose, reason for man’s existence. And His commands are so simple, love Him and love each other. Those are the two ingredients for a life well lived, a life full of meaning.

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.” – Ecclesiastes 12:13