Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. Ecclesiastes 12:13
This is so simple.
1. Fear God.
2. Keep His commandments.
This is the whole duty of man.
To make things easy, I have used the dictionary to define the words in Ecclesiastes 12:13.
fear-In scripture, fear is used to express a filial or a slavish passion. In good men, the fear of God is a holy awe or reverence of God and his laws, which springs from a just view and real love of the divine character, leading the subjects of it to hate and shun every thing that can offend such a holy being, and inclining them to aim at perfect obedience. This is filial fear.1
God-H430 אֱלֹהִים Elohiym.2
whole- All; total; containing the total amount or number, or the entire thing; as the whole earth; the whole world; the whole solar system; the whole army; the whole nation.3
duty- That which a person owes to another; that which a person is bound, by any natural, moral or legal obligation, to pay, do or perform.4
man-Mankind; the human race; the whole species of human beings; beings distinguished from all other animals by the powers of reason and speech, as well as by their shape and dignified aspect. 'Os homini sublime dedit.'5
Now here is where ALL the problems in church/religion/or denominations occur:
How do we show our fear?
What commandments are we to keep?
1 Fear. webstersdictionary1828.com. Webster's 1828 Dictionary. Web. July 6, 2016.
2. God. blueletterbible.org. Blue Letter Bible. Web. July 6, 2016.
3. whole. webstersdictionary1828.com. Webster's 1828 Dictionary. Web. July 6, 2016
4. duty. webstersdictionary1828.com. Webster's 1828 Dictionary. Web. July 6, 2016
5. man.webstersdictionary1828.com. Webster's 1828 Dictionary. Web. July 6, 2016