Many people spend countless hours and money searching for the meaning of life. I can understand this to a point. We are naturally curious, due in part to Adam and Eve’s sin. Still, people can save themselves a lot of time and resources by reading Ecclesiastes:
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man” (Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV)
The word ‘fear’ does not necessarily mean to be scared of God. Sure, He can and will punish us, and we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:10), but the fact that God gave His Son Jesus to die for our transgressions should also mean that we also fear or respect Him.
Why would God want to save us? Well, we are created for His pleasure (Revelation 4:11 KJV), and He wants to have a relationship with us. Do you strive to take care of what is yours, what you’ve ‘built’ over the years? Do you seek what is best for your child? Of course you do! It’s the same way with God.
The Creator is not only real, but He loves you. A lot. That’s why He gave us Jesus (John 3:16-17). Without Jesus, aka the Christ, aka the Messiah, we are bound for an eternity in a place called Hell (Romans 3:23, 6:23, Romans 10:9-13).
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8)
Now that you've read this very short blog, go and tell other men the good news. Jesus commands us to share the gospel (Mark 16:15). Fear Him. Keep His commandments. Exodus 20:2-17 and Matthew 22:36-40 is a good start.
Remember, it's your duty as a man.