“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man” (Ecc. 12:13).
The Bible is clear that God created mankind (cf. Gen. 1:26-28) but for what purpose? What am I supposed to be doing now that I am here? Great question! The Bible has the answer seeing that it gives us all things that pertain to life and godliness (2 Pet. 1:3; cf. 2 Tim. 3:16-17).
One man of antiquity that had it all and did it all was Solomon. He had wisdom, wealth, and whatever his will desired (cf. 1 Kgs. 3:12-13, 28; 1 Kgs. 4:29-34; Ecc. 2). Time and again he concluded that a life spent in pursuit of these things is vanity or empty and vain (cf. Ecc. 2:11-23). There was one event he observed that happened to everyone and that is death (Ecc. 2:14-16; Ecc. 3:19-21). This led Solomon to one conclusion which answers the question, “what are we doing here?”
The whole of man (mankind) is to fear God and keep His commandments (Ecc. 12:13). Why? We will stand before God in judgment one day (Ecc. 12:14). If we are not careful, Satan will have us so distracted with the world we will forget our purpose for being. Praise be to God we have the book of Ecclesiastes in our Bibles to remind us of our purpose! What am I doing here? I am serving God so that I can be with Him in Heaven for eternity. We encourage all others to do the same.