The Bottom Line

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

In Solomon’s search for wisdom, his conclusion is to love the Lord and keep His commandments. Keeping God’s commandments is our way of saying, “I love you, LORD!” Love is what the Ten Commandments are all about. The first four (Exodus 20:3-11; Deuteronomy 5:6-15) tell us how we can show our love to the LORD. Putting Him first in our lives. Honoring Him with our mouth and worshiping Him according on the 7th day to recognize that He is our creator.

The last six commandments reflect our love for the LORD through the way we treat others. (See Matthew 7:21-27) Our lifestyle shows others and the LORD how much we love Him.

For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. For he who said, “You shall not commit adultery,” also said, “You shall not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker. Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, James 2:10-12 NIV

–Diane (

Written by Diane Levy


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