ecclesiastes 12

Sometimes people are not immediately punished for the bad things they do. Their punishment is slow to come, and that makes other people want to do bad things too. A sinner might do a hundred evil things and still live a long time. But I know that it is still better to obey and respect God.
—  Ecclesiastes 8:11-12

So put away trouble from your heart, and sorrow from your flesh; because the early years and the best years are to no purpose. -  Ecclesiastes 11:10

God will be judge of every work, with every secret thing, good or evil. -  Ecclesiastes 12:14

This is the last word. All has been said. Have fear of God and keep his laws; because this is right for every man. -  Ecclesiastes 12:13

The most important thing a person can do is to respect God and obey His commands, because He knows about everything people do even the secret things. He knows about all the good and all the bad, and He will judge people for everything they do.
—  Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

rp. @dr.moco

“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer”. -Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

The most important thing a person can do is to respect God and obey his commands, because he knows about everything people do, even the secret things. He knows about all the good and all the bad, and he will judge people for everything they do.
—  Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
Robert Date Answers

Date 1:

  • I’m just chilling.
  • I’m watching television with my daughter.
  • Just working on my motorcycle. (personal fave)

I don’t know what these do, but my guess would be: /  /  ❤

  • Beer.   /
  • Something tropical.   #
  • Whiskey, straight up.  ❤🍆💦

  • Whiskey hasn’t failed me yet.  ❤🍆💦
  • Beer might be good.    ❤
  • Do they make fruity Irish cocktails?   #

  • What? No!   #
  • I am a law-abiding citizen.  ❤
  • You with the feds?  ❤🍆💦

  • Isn’t Joseph wondering where you are?   #
  • Lots of eligible bachelors around here, huh?   #
  • Could you get the next round?   /

  • You know it!  ❤🍆💦
  • There’s so much wild in me   #

  • I got a problem with authority.  ❤
  • I’m sorry.  ❤🍆💦
  • This one’s for you, Pappy.  ❤🍆💦

  • Of course.  ❤
  • Ew, no.   #

  • You betcha!  ❤🍆💦
  • I’m so tired… but…  ❤
  • I love my daughter and I should go home to make sure that she’s alright   # (END DATE)

  • Thanks for defending my honor  ❤🍆💦
  • Thanks for dinner and a movie   /
  • Thanks for the adventure  ❤

Date 2:

The pie always looks weird no matter what you pick. The reason you made the pie doesn’t matter.

  • Love Tom Waits.  ❤
  • Tom Who?   #
  • Hoist that Rag, baby.  ❤🍆💦

  • Are you okay?  ❤
  • I like your car.   /
  • Say nothing.  ❤🍆💦

  • Laugh   #
  • Play along  ❤🍆💦

Minigame: Just slide the knife on the wood. I’m not sure what the results of the answers are. There’s no winning or losing.

  • That’s terrible.   /
  • You’re lying.  ❤🍆💦

  • That sucks.   #
  • I’m glad you told me.  ❤🍆💦
  • Maybe we deserve to be eaten by the Dover Ghost  ❤🍆💦

Date 3:

  • Yeah dude
  • Right now?
  • Why?

Not sure the results, but I’d guess  ❤   /   #

  • To you  ❤🍆💦
  • To us  ❤
  • To… toast   #

  • He does  ❤
  • He looks handsome   #
  • He’d never convince the jury  ❤🍆💦

  • 80′s reference.  ❤🍆💦
  • 90′s reference.  ❤
  • 00′s reference.   #
  • Contemporary reference.   /

  • Riff something highbrow  ❤
  • Go with something I know  ❤🍆💦
  • Rely on amazing improv comedy skills   #

  • Bible salesman   /
  • Travelling grifter  ❤🍆💦
  • Carnival barker   /

  • Selling bibles.   /
  • Working a couple of short cons.  ❤
  • Running the dunk tank.   /

  • Davis McSturgiss   #
  • David McSturgiss   #
  • Daniel McSturgiss  ❤🍆💦

  • Leviticus 2:5.   /
  • Revelations 1:3.   /
  • Ecclesiastes 12:7.  ❤🍆💦
  • Austin 3:16.  ❤

  • “Paranormal Excursions of the Supernatural: Ice Road Ghost Truckers.”  ❤🍆💦
  • “I Saw a Demon: the Shocking True Story of Seeing a Demon.”   /
  • “The Bros Guide to the Hottest Ghosts.”  ❤

  • Is that even a question  ❤
  • You trying to poison me?  ❤🍆💦
  • Nah, I’m good   # (END DATE)

  • Yes.   /
  • No.   #

  • Okay.   #
  • Push it.   /
    • Tell him what he wants to hear   #
    • Tell him what he needs to hear  ❤🍆💦
    • Walk away   #


anonymous asked:

When saints / Christianity pass away, do they immediately awake in Heaven, or are they at rest until the Second Coming of Christ?


When a Christian dies, they don’t immediately go to heaven, nor do they enter some kind of “soul sleep” until Christ returns. They go to a conscious intermediate state where they are with God, but not yet in the new Heavens/New Earth. 

We see in Ecclesiastes 12 that when a Christian dies, “his spirit will return to God who gave it.” We also see in Revelation 6:10 that the martyrs are gathered around the throne of God and they are crying out “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?” So we see that there is a restlessness to them. They are awaiting the consummation of all things, the final return of Christ and the establishment of the eternal Kingdom. The reigning in of the New Heavens and the New Earth. 

So when a Christian dies they enter into essentially a conscious, yet disembodies experience that is waiting for the fulfillment of all things in Christ. 

“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 KJV