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TRAVELING ON THE GOOD WAY

Thus says the Lord: ‘Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.’ (Jeremiah 6:16, ESV)

In this age of the Global Positioning System (GPS), we may navigate our cars to any place we desire and enjoy a large measure of certainty that our GPS devices will guide us to the correct location. However, it is often not so easy to navigate the highways of life. The decisions we make in finding our way may put us far from Bunyan’s “Celestial City”.

The verse above provides wisdom for the journey of life. Where various routes meet and we are unsure of the way, we should look to the Scriptures to guide our travel. The Scriptures will lead us to Christ and salvation. This ancient book, the Bible, is the best map and directory.

The verse above, in its context, also provides a warning. The popular thing to do may be to follow a new way. We may see masses of people following a new way. We are a people who take pride in advancement and tend to resist anything that we think is not modern or trendy. Yet, any way that deviates from the Bible is false and deceptive. It is not the good way and there is no rest for the soul.

The ancient paths are the way that God has prescribed for us to walk. They are found in the Word of God which is in the Bible. This is the good way and here we find rest for our souls. This is the way that the saints of God have traveled from the beginning. Jesus said:

I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6 ESV)

 

 

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