The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
My pastor mentioned this verse Sunday morning during his sermon. It impacted me.
The end of the matter; all has been heard. – This subject is settled. There is nothing more to be said.
Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. – The greatest commandment. “Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the rules that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, that you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son’s son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long.” Deuteronomy 6:1-2
For God will bring every deed into judgment, – All the more reason to diligently keep His commandments. “ I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time for every matter and for every work.” Ecclesiastes 3:17
with every secret thing, – “Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.” 1 Corinthians 4:5
whether good or evil. – Unbelievers will stand before the Great White Throne (Revelation 20:11-15); believers before the Bema seat (1 Corinthians 3:10-15).
Once again, the Scripture is rich and fulfilling, replete with truth.