CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS
                                                       Ecclesiastes 12:9-14 (511)


    Introduction

        A.  Written by Solomon toward the end of his life, after having repented of his rebellion
              against God.

        B.  Let’s consider our commitments to God.


   I.  The preacher’s work.  Vv9-12

        A.  The preacher was Solomon (Eccle. 1:1) and the wisest man, other than Jesus, to ever
              live.  1 Kings 3:9-12 (276)

              1.  He pondered (weighed), and sought ( examined) and set in order ( arranged).  V9
                   Application:

              2.  He gave special care to what he wrote.  V10
                   Application (john 17:17):

        B.  Used “acceptable words” from one shepherd”-God.  Psalm 23:1; John 17:17. V11

        C.  Spend energy where studying is important- God’s word. V12

  II.  The conclusion of the whole matter.  Vv13-14

        A.  “Conclusion”-

        B.  “Whole matter”-

        C.  “Fear God” Exodus 20:18-21, p61)

        D.  “Keep His commandments”-

        E.  “Man’s all; whole of man”-

        F.  Judgment is coming.  V13

             1) every work, 2) every secret thing, 3) good and evil.  2 Cor. 5:10

Conclusion

       A.  The most important things we can do are to “fear God and keep his commandments.”