The Most Important Thing

11-13 The words of the wise prod us to live well. They’re like nails hammered home, holding life together. They are given by God, the one Shepherd.

But regarding anything beyond this, dear friend, go easy. There’s no end to the publishing of books, and constant study wears you out so you’re no good for anything else. The last and final word is this: Fear God. Do what he tells you.

– Ecclesiastes 12:11-13

The Message Version (MSG)


11-13 親愛的朋友,除了神的話以外,其他的事物,你都不用過於執著。學問、著作多不勝數,但終日讀書卻會讓人疲累,以致其他事情都做得不好。因此最後,也是最重要的話,就是:敬畏神,照著祂所說的去做。

— 傳十二11-13

摘自 畢德生《請你吃聖經》*主題經張天慧醫師修輯整理