Pro 25v2 – The Conclusion

Just get to the point. Just skip to the conclusion. Just give me the answer. Because who wants the details anyway? We live in a time where the average attention span is less than the duration of this sentence. Where instant gratification is the reigning desire, but enough with the musings; just get to the point. What’s the message? Recently I participated in the Comrades Marathon – a gruelling 89 kilometres of pain, endurance, and suffering. To get to the end means everything. The thought of every step you took, every day you trained, the pain you endured in conquering the seemingly impossible. It’s one incredible conclusion – a feeling like no other. But for me, it didn’t mean much at all. The conclusion was hardly dramatic, barely even a thought. But perhaps it’s because I didn’t run – I participated by watching on TV. In fact, I just watched the end. I can’t really imagine their pain, their joy, their raw emotion as I sipped my wine, sitting on a comfy couch. So you want the message? The conclusion? Well, I’m glad you got to this point, but you won’t find it here because the conclusion lies not at the end but in every detail of the race. “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.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13). Open his Word, and there you will find what you seek. “For it is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.” (Proverbs 25:2). Open Bible – , (Joshua B)