The Old Paths…

Jeremiah 6:16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

The prophet Jeremiah is speaking to Judah and those in Jerusalem. He is giving them instruction to look for the old paths. These he says are the good ways and if they will walk in them they will find rest for their souls. However, in spite of Jeremiah's instruction the people refuse "We will not walk therein." 

The words of our verse are just as meaningful for us as they were for Jerusalem. We are seeing destruction and violence as never before in our nation. The very foundations are being destroyed by those who have forgotten our history of depending on God. We have stepped out of the old paths and have lost our way. 

The sucess of our nation cannot be legislated. We are too divided and selfish. Each interest group wants their own way and it only leads to conflict. Only a return to the old paths of following the commands of God will once again bring us peace. We must be willing to walk in them. Listen to Micah 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

Let us pray that our nation can once again find the "Old Paths"!

Keep Looking Up,


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