The last words in the last book of the Bible are important.
That is true in many books. The writer sums up the whole book or reaches a climax or calls for action or states in one carefully worded sentence the most significant idea to be remembered.
A person’s final words may contain the wisdom of a lifetime distilled into a sentence. John Wesley’s last words were repeated several times, “The best of all is, God is with us.” Wise Solomon at the end of Ecclesiastes wrote, “Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” (12:13)
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