That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty. God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad. (Ecclesiastes 12:13–14, NLT)

There’s some good advice. Fear God and obey his commands.

We’ve lost the fear of God and replaced it with a buddy relationship. I know that Jesus is our brother and our friend. But we need a healthy respect for the otherness of God at the same time.

We’ve really lost the idea of obeying God. We’ve been sold a bill of goods about what faith is and about how this inadequate picture of faith is all we need to “get to heaven”. How we live is important to God. Let’s not build our house on the sand.

Read your Bible.