What if we are asked to give a speech for a very last time to a group of people we know and we love. I mean very last time in life. A final opportunity to convey our thoughts to those we love. Will we prepare in a hurry and deliver the speech? I don't think so. We will reflect the life we lived over many years on earth and prepare a wise last message.
I was going through the final speeches of some of the great men. One such man was the prophet, Samuel. It was his time to retire after being a prophet and judge for many years. He concluded his speech like this. Be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.
There was another great man who took the leadership of Israelites. Won many battles for them. He restored the land God promised many years ago to Abraham. His name was Joshua. When he became old and he gave a final speech to his fellow countrymen. His message was loud and clear to his fellow countrymen. They should fear the Lord and serve Him with all faithfulness.
Solomon was known for his wisdom. He wrote a book called Ecclesiastes in his old age. He reflected on his own life. He enjoyed the wealth, prosperity and honor. When wrote Ecclesiastes he considered everything as meaningless. His final conclustion was this - "Fear God and keep His commandments".
The words Fear God and follow him, Fear God and Serve Him, Fear God and keep his commandments echoes through the final speeches of these great men. All of their life was not without pain and not without struggles. But they were able to overcome their struggles by fearing God.
My Dear friend, Have you taken God for granted in your life? Are you making him responsible for all the wrong choices made in life? Like the wise men said, Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. Many of our life's problems originates from the wrong choices and decisions we have made. Wouldn't our life be better, if only we have wisdom to make right choices and avoid wrong consequences? To do that we need wisdom that comes from God. He gives wisdom to those who fear him and willing to follow him, serve him & obey his commandments.
Do you want to fix your life from the past troubles? Do you want to avoid future problems in life? Learn to Fear God everyday and follow his commandments. He will give his Wisdom to make right choices in life. You will find comfort and peace in God's guidance.
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