AND now, we'll also be discussing the devotional - and thoughts about it - at Living By Grace.
And here's today's verse:
This is what the LORD says:“Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it." Jeremiah 6:16Looking forward to your thoughts. Mine are below.
New can be so exciting. Very few would choose, all things equal, an old computer, let's say, over a new one. New things often catch our eye. New kinda goes with improved - and who doesn't want something improved?
Today's culture is always looking for the next thing. The world seems to be run by the young and up-and-coming. And, it seems, nothing old is valued.
And it's a shame. Because a whole lot can be said for experience. For the familiar. For time-tested and faithful. For what we know works.
An excellent example of this, of course, is God's Word. Parts of it are several thousand years old, and even the "newest" of it has been around for close to twenty centuries. And many people today think that, because the Bible is old, it's irrelevant. Because it's not "new and improved," it's not worth learning about.
We can look at the world and all its bright and shiny, colorful promises. We see all the new things, and long to grasp them. And just to the side is the ancient path - the good way. It may not tempt us, but if we are quiet, and listen to His voice within us, it calls. And if we walk in it, we will find rest for our souls, for He will give us that rest.
Thanks for reading my thoughts. Be sure to share yours in the linky below, and read others' comments. And jump in and join the discussion at Living by Grace as well.
Riding God's Grace Over Rough Roads