Ecclesiastes 1:1-3, 13-14 -- The words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem: "Meaningless! Meaningless!" says the Teacher. "Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless." What does man gain from all his labor at which he toils under the sun?

Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.

Ecclesiastes 12 Commentary of the Bible

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Before It's Too Late  ( Ecclesiastes 12:1-8 )  Daily Devotion

Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, I find no pleasure in them. (Ecclesiastes 12:1)

It is hard to find the answer to life when you're old. Statistics indicate that most people who come to Christ come to Him while they are relatively young. Ninety-five percent of all believers come to Christ before they are fifty years old, and most of those before they are thirty. The Searcher tells us: Remember your Creator in the days of your youth.

Before It's Too Late  ( Ecclesiastes 12:1-14 )  Sunday Message

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I want to assure you that the title of this message, "Before It's Too Late," has nothing to do with last-minute Christmas shopping! If you are like me, you have seen to it that your wife has taken care of that already. The title refers to the yearning hope of every one of us here this morning, young and old alike, that we might fulfill our dreams, that we might realize the possibilities of our lives and be wholly and truly what we were made to be.

The Need For The Truth  ( Ecclesiastes 12:9-12 )  Daily Devotion

The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails — given by one Shepherd. (Ecclesiastes 12:11)

Solomon describes the value of Scripture: it is like a goad. It makes you go where you would not ordinarily go; it delivers you by prodding you along.

The Secret Of Wholeness  ( Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 )  Daily Devotion

Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty man. (Ecclesiastes 12:13b)

This verse reveals the secret of wholeness. To fear God and keep his commandments is to learn to be and to discover the secret of being a whole person. Who does not want that? We all want to be whole persons—not broken, fragmented, easily upset, erratic, going off in all directions at once, but stable, controlled, balanced, whole people. Here is the secret of it.