Do you see life’s meaning through God’s eyes and wisdom? Have you lost your focus?
In Ecclesiastes 12 some of Solomon’s last recorded words were: (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) 13 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. 14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil. Praise the Lord! I think he finally got it. It’s not about us – it should always be all about God.
Another wonderful source of wisdom (Fearing God and keeping his commandments,) is found inMatthew 5:1-20. Also known as the Sermon on the Mount and The Beatitudes. Listen to the instruction that Jesus gives to us here.
1 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them. He said:
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Who are blessed here according to Jesus?
If that’s all you heard would that sound like a blessing?
What outcomes are promised?
Sounds like wisdom to me. Amen?