(Ecclesiastes 12:13) "The conclusion of the matter, everything having been heard, is: "Fear the true God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole obligation of man."
These words highlight an important reason to fear God and obey him. Doing so is our obligation, our duty. Jehovah is our Creator, so we owe our very life to him. (Psalm 36:9) We also owe him our obedience. When we live as he wants us to live, we are fulfilling our obligation. The purpose of life put simply, is this: We are here to do God’s will.
What happens when we die?
SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE that we live on in another form, while others feel that death is the end of everything. What do you believe?
WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
“The dead know nothing at all.” (Ecclesiastes 9:5) When we die, we cease to exist.
WHAT ELSE WE LEARN FROM THE BIBLE
• The first man, Adam, returned to the dust when he died. (Genesis 2:7; 3:19) Likewise, all others who die return to the dust.—Ecclesiastes 3:19, 20.
• People who die are acquitted of, or pardoned for, their sins. (Romans 6:7) There is no further punishment for sin after a person dies.
• The Bible often compares death to sleep. (John 11:11-14) God can awaken the dead, just as we can awaken a person from sleep.—Job 14:13-15.
• The Bible records several resurrections, thus giving us a solid basis for believing that the dead will be raised up.—1 Kings 17:17-24; Luke 7:11-17; John 11:39-44.
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jw.org/What Can The Bible Teach Us