Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.-Ecclesiastes 12:13
What does Solomon mean when he writes “fear God and keep his commandments”? Does the phrase “fear God” actually mean that we are to be afraid of God? No, of course not, but it does mean that we are to be in awe of God and reverent or respectful of God. And one of the ways that we respect God is by keeping his commands. But what are God’s commands? Are God’s commands just the laws and rules that we find written in the Bible or are they more than that? If God’s commands are just the rules and regulations that he has passed down to us in the Bible, then we will never be able to keep his commands because none of us are perfect. But if God’s commands are the personal instructions that he gives to each every one of us individually, then we are able to keep God’s commands. So our duty is listen to God’s instructions for our life’s and obey his instructions for our life’s.