A very short post today … please hold your applause!
This might not be a bad way to start our prayers each day …
Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. Psalms 25:4-5 (ESV)
After all that was in one of David’s Psalms and the Lord said of David, ‘I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.’ (Acts 13:22)
Continuing on the Lord spoke to the people through Jeremiah …
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)
Believe it or not … their response of the people to the Lord was ‘We will not walk in it.’ Sounds like quite a defiant response, doesn’t it? But how often in our words, thoughts and/or actions do we say the same thing to the Lord?
Note what Paul writes regarding what was written in the former days … I am assuming the Old Testament days …
For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 14:4 (ESV)
You know the main purpose of history is to study the lives and times of those who have gone before us that we might not make the same mistakes again … but sadly, the study of history reveals that generation after generation makes the same mistakes … and sometimes even more severely.
May we learn the lessons of those that have gone before us, may we seek the ancients paths and may we walk in the ways of the Lord … finding rest for our souls!