Jeremiah 6:16 - Thus says the Lord, stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths where the good way is and walk in it, and you shall find rest for your souls. But they said, “We will not walk in it.”
In this text, God is speaking trough the Prophet Jeremiah to His rebellious and wicked people, who at this time were willfully rebelling against God in their choice of an idolatry lifestyle. They had turned their back on the true and living God and choose to follow sinful behavior and practices of other nations and pagan gods of those nations.
God had warned His people over and over again through His prophets of the consequences of rebellion and sin against Him. He had promised to send them into captivity by their enemies because of their disobedience and sinful heart condition. If you read further in the text, you will see where they were eventually taken into captivity some years later. God’s word WILL come to pass!
Today, God is still warning His people to turn from their evil ways and serve the Lord their God. The question is "are you listening and obeying? Or, are you like Israel was back then in doing what was right in your own eyes"?
It is the Lord's will that none should perish!
This "road" signifies a place where a choice MUST be made! God offers help when we get to this place. We can either receive it or reject it for the choice is ours. It is His desire that we take the "old way", but He will not force us to.
The old way isn't the popular way! It is a way that is being abandoned daily by people who have decided that new is better. They are leaving the true and living God to serve other gods called titles, materialism, degrees, money, status, cliques,etc.
Stay in the "old way" and you will be glad you did when our short life on this side is over.
Thank you Lord for leading me down the path of the road that leads to the "old way".
I love you Lord! Thank you Father!
Your Servant Debra