These days, the newer something is the quicker it seems to break down.
Gone are the days when an appliance lasts for 15-20 years.
Sometimes older is better than newer.
This is especially true when it comes to wisdom for life.
Following the ‘ancient paths’ that have been carved out by previous generations will save you a whole lot of unnecessary energy, heartache and disappointment.
Forging out a ‘new path’ might seem like an adventure at first, but time will prove that those who chose the ancient paths will travel much further and faster than those who rejected the wisdom of those long before them:
“This is what the Lord says: “Stop at the crossroads and look around, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, ‘No, that’s not the road we want!’” – Jeremiah 6:16 (NLT/ NIV)
When you are at the cross roads, follow the ancient paths where the ‘good way’ is. It might not be as shiny as the path your friends are travelling – it might even appear stale and stuffy.
But if you have the wisdom to travel it’s path, you will find ‘rest for your souls’. Rather than expending your energy forging a ‘new path’ that will end up in a dead end, you can use it to travel even further than those who have gone before you.
You will stand on the shoulders of giants!
If you want to be wise and make the most of your life, follow the ancient paths:
Receive forgiveness through Jesus.
Live in obedience and in the fear of the Lord.
Be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Spend time in prayer.
Read the word of God regularly.
Prioritise making it a habit to gather with other Christians every week.
Be generous with your time, talent & treasure.
Love your enemies.
Forgive those who mistreat you.
Love for eternity.
At the cross roads today, rather than carving out a ‘new path’, follow the ancient paths.
You will find rest for your soul!