The whole of man // 27-04-18

King Solomon was known as the wisest man who ever lived. His book, Ecclesiastes considers the question, What is life like without God? Denying himself nothing in the quest to find meaning and joy he ends up hating life. And these were his final conclusions:

“Fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is] and keep His commandments, for this is the whole of man [the full, original purpose of his creation, the object of God’s providence, the root of character, the foundation of all happiness, the adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun] and the whole [duty] for every man.”
‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭12:13‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Lord, save me from the futility of life without you. Help me to fulfil my original purpose, to know You, to walk in Your ways and to truly overflow with Your joy, Amen 😊