This is Your Duty ~ Sunday Devotional
“Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 (NIV)
Fear God. Keep His commandments.
These two things. The only two things. Your charge in life and mine: Fear God and keep His commandments.
There’s nothing here that tells us that we have to earn a certain amount of money.
It doesn’t say that you need to win the “Mom of the Year Award.”
I still haven’t found a place in scripture that commands me to pursue weight loss.
Nowhere does the Bible say that busyness (or cleanliness!) is next to godliness.
Simply fear God and keep His commandments.
When we put God first in our lives and choose to obey Him, everything else falls into place.
- We’ll become the wife and mother He’s created us to be.
- Our priorities will shift and fall into place.
- He will provide for us and open doors to where He wants us to serve and share our gifts and talents with the world.
- We’ll learn how to honor Him by honoring the unique body He has entrusted us with.
Let’s take time to clear away the clutter from our minds today.
Let’s stop trying to be all things to all people and get honest with ourselves about where we’re focusing our time and our energy.
Is God first? Are you being obedient?
That’s all He requires.