Summary of Ecclesiastes 12. Remember your Creator of your youth while the evil days have not come. The silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl by broken. Then shall the dust return to earth, and the spirit shall return to God who gave it. The preacher says all is vanity. Fear God, and keep his commandments for this is the whole duty of man. See below for Biblical advice and commentary concerning Ecclesiastes 12.
Ecclesiastes 12 Biblical Advice and Commentary
Ecc 12:13: God’s Will is For Us To Keep His Commandments Many of us ask how to know God’s will. We love God, but we are unsure of what he wants from us. King Solomon had these questions in the book of Ecclesiastes. He had tried everything under the sun, but he found everything was vanity. It is only at the conclusion of the book of Ecclesiastes that he answers his own question about how to know God’s will. Ecclesiastes 12:13 advises us to do our duty by fearing God and keeping his commandments.
Ecc 12:13: Fear God Because it is Our Duty to Do So. Some people fear and worship God. Others either do not acknowledge God, or ask why they should fear God. The Bible tells us that it is our “whole” duty to fear God. In Ecclesiastes 12:13 Solomon advises us that it is our duty to fear God and keep his commandments.
Ecclesiastes 12 Scriptures
1 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
2 While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain: