Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter; Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil. ~ Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
Throughout the book of Ecclesiastes, King Solomon shared his perspectives and random thoughts on man’s futile attempt to find purpose and meaning. Nothing or no one, outside of a relationship with God, could fill the void in which each of us is born. To pursue happiness, through any means, other than God, he called life “under the sun”(Ecclesiastes 1:3) and was considered as meaningless (Ecclesiastes 1:2). Solomon, with his wisdom and wealth, had experienced it all and now in his old age had come to the conclusion that man’s only duty is to fear (love) God and keep His commandments. He called this life “above the sun.” Though he was somewhat intense and cynical in his description of the perplexities of life, Solomon truly wanted to warn the young to not waste their lives as he did but instead prepare for death and judgment by seeking God, the only One who gives us grace, joy, salvation, and eternal life.
Dear Heavenly Father: Because of You I have peace and joy in my life. Thank You for Your compassion, mercy, love, and grace, even when I am unlovely and undeserving. You see everything I do and are my Judge. Forgive me when my deeds are evil and contrary to Your Word and show me ways to change so I might follow after You more closely. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Fear God and keep His ways; this is His will for me.
God is Judge of all my deeds; there’s none He doesn’t see.
TACO CRESCENT RING
1 pound ground beef
1 package taco seasoning
½ cup water
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
2 pack crescent rolls
1 chopped tomatoes
5 green onions, chopped
1 avocado, diced
1 cup sour cream
Brown ground beef; drain. Add taco seasoning and water. Simmer about 5 minutes until most of moisture is gone. Add cheese and set aside. Place crescent roll wedges in a circle, wide side of wedge towards middle, on a cookie sheet. Point ends toward the outside. Place the ground beef on crescent rolls and wrap pointed ends of rolls around meat mixture so it forms a ring. Bake at 375 degrees for about 12 minutes. Remove from oven and place on a large platter. On the inside of ring, place lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and avocados. Cut into wedges and serve warm with a dollop of sour cream and salsa.