Friday, December 28, 2007

The Old-Time Way

Jer. 6:16 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.

Have you noticed that most of our contemporary conferences on how to live the Christian life leave us no better and, many times, confused and worse off? Like the woman who had the issue, we have "spent all...... and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse (Mark 5:26)."

What was it that gave our poor, ignorant, unenlightened Christian grandparents such inward peace and contentment, which is sadly lacking in us their grandchildren today? To begin with, I believe it was the fact that they didn't get involved in other people's business. They felt their own problems were enough, and they didn't need to add to them.

Secondly, as unspiritual as it sounds, they were not basically concerned as much with the interpretation and meaning of the Scriptures, as they were in obeying and enjoying them.

The third thing was that they were happy in their own skin. They accepted who and what they were. They changed what they could and didn't worry about what they couldn't. They didn't spend all their time in a lab, dissecting themselves.

A devotional thought posted by Pastor Ken Blue written by Richard Sandlin

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