Friday, 23 March 2018

12 - The Conclusion of the matter

When Karl Barth was once asked how he would summarise all the countless words he had published, he replied, "Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so." The simplicity of his statement is astounding when you consider the length of the volumes that he wrote.

If you were to write a conclusion to your collection of wise words how would you begin? What words would you want to impart as your lasting legacy. In his writings to the younger generation, Solomon concludes all of his rhetoric with these two lines:

"Now all has been heard;
    here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
    for this is the duty of all mankind.
14 For God will bring every deed into judgement,
    including every hidden thing,
    whether it is good or evil." - Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

Living in Grace


Joe Taylor said...

I'd be very interested to know your answer to the same question D? :)

Delme Linscott said...

Thanks for the challenge Joe :)
Probably go with something like "Grace found me, Grace changes me, Graces leads me."
Will keep thinking on it though.
Enjoying your blogs man - keep it up.