Sunday, February 21, 2010

Seek the Old Paths

Recently, archeologists found a 1,500 year-old Jerusalem road that was once a bustling thoroughfare used by numerous Christian pilgrims to enter the Holy Land. Although the road had been “missing” for centuries, experts have long believed they knew its location from ancient maps. The road lay nearly fifteen feet below the current surface beneath several layers of archeological strata. Because the ancient road lay under a very busy modern street it was not excavated until city officials authorized the dig as part of an infrastructure rehabilitation project.

To recap, the location of this ancient road was known for quite some time. It was believed to be a valuable archeological treasure of great historical significance. Yet, for years no one was willing to seek it because of the great effort involved and the disruption the search would cause.

Jeremiah 6:16 reads: “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.”

It is neither convenient nor easy to seek and find the old paths wherein the Lord would have us to walk. Indeed, few there be who find them. Yet, only those who walk the old paths of the truth of God’s Word will find the joy and peace and blessing that He desires us to possess.

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