An Open Book
Today’s scripture selection: Ecclesiastes 11-12
Key verse: Ecclesiastes 12:13
“Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandment, for this is the duty of all mankind. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.”
Everyone’s got a story.
Everyone has done some things for which they are proud and other things for which they are not proud.
Everyone has struggled with certain temptations; has had some victories and some failures.
Or at least – everyone I know.
But when all is said and done; when, as Ecclesiastes puts it, we come to the “conclusion of the matter” – God knows about it and will judge us appropriately.
It’s not that God is hiding behind every corner or around the next passing cloud, just waiting to pounce on us. It’s that, to use some fancy religious language, God is omniscient; omnipotent; omnipresent.
In other words, God knows you even better than you know yourself, warts and all.
The good news is that God also loves you even more than you know, warts and all.
So consider your life an open book.
If you need a little guidance along the way (as we all do) live your life according to the guidelines found in “the Good Book.”
Take a good long look at the life and example of Jesus Christ.
And everything will turn out just as it should.
Prayer: Lord, I place my life in your loving hands, to be judged accordingly. AMEN.