"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Bible

 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. wholewebstersdictionary1828.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  


Dizzy-Dick said...

No matter what name we use to call on God, Father, Almighty, Yahweh, it doesn't matter, just call on Him.

Humble wife said...

DD-I do think that it matters but I know what you mean and understand your point! :)

Humble wife said...

I am going to share a post on John 5:43 and how incredible it is when we use the names of the Father and the Son and not just the generic names that have been given by the Pharisees and Sadducees which the translators continued using~never knowing why.