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The following blogs are written by Bishop Tylos Jackson, Jr.,
and inspired by God, who has given him encouraging words and
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Purpose of Livingby Tylos Jackson on July 11, 2018
This I believe is at the heart of Solomon when he was led by the Holy Spirit to pen the book of Ecclesiastes. If you listen closely, to Solomon’s voice through the pages of this wisdom book, you will sense that he realizes that much of what he did wasn’t really with God in view. That his life was a series of experiential boat rides onto the sea of limited earthly existence; which he thought would fulfill emptiness within his life. Only to discover that making himself available to a myriad of experiences did not resolve the lack of fulfillment in his life. Solomon concluded that life was empty unless one principle was at the bedrock of everything he did.
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. Ecclesiastes 12:13
In essence everything we do is a reason to reverence and obey the commandments of God. So if our name is on the lips of many, if our achievements are noted generationally, if our children are admired for their phenomenal upbringing, and we possess an abundance of money. Solomon advises that it’s all nothing unless we esteemed God and cautiously evaluated the use of what we have been privileged to manage through His commands. Unless we love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and our neighbor as ourselves as we’re dealing with each experience in life we’ve missed the entire purpose of living.
Bishop Tylos Jackson, Jr.