A Surprising Punch Line
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A Surprising Punch Line

From Series: Chasing The Wind

Ecclesiastes 12:9-14  (ID: 2311)

In the end, the pleasures of this life mock us because they are fleeting. The writer of Ecclesiastes knew this and concluded that our relationship with God is what brings true and eternal meaning. Alistair Begg ends his study in Ecclesiastes by showing us that the most significant decision in life is to fear God by believing in Christ. This enables us to obey His commandments so that we can become useful servants of His kingdom.


Fear God and Keep His Commandments

9Besides being wise, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge, weighing and studying and arranging many proverbs with great care. 10The Preacher sought to find words of delight, and uprightly he wrote words of truth.

11The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are given by one Shepherd. 12My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

13The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.3 14For God will bring every deed into judgment, with4 every secret thing, whether good or evil.

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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.