Significant Sayings in Jeremiah

“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; Then you will find rest for your souls” (Jeremiah 6:16, NKJV). These words from the Lord was to a people determined to go their own way; they felt they had a better sense of what needed to be done than anything the Lord’s prophet was offering them at the time. You and I know the folly of such thinking, but we become guilty of the same when we, too, refuse to submit to the Lord’s way. To those in Jeremiah’s day, the Lord’s way went as far back as the time of Moses and Israel coming out of Egyptian bondage. The Lord appealed to them to remember that and go back to that time and start again. They refused, however. It cost them dearly! This is an exhortation that we need to reflect on as well. Not to the time of Moses do we need to go, but to the time of Jesus and His apostles (cf. Acts 2:42). It is easy to progress beyond the Lord’s word because society progresses, but the Lord’s people need to stay put with Him who knows the way of righteousness (John 14:6). RT