Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tues., 7/10/12 Devotion (Jer. 6:16a)

Today's encouragement comes from Jeremiah 6:16a, where we read these words:

"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.' "

Sometimes we hear dumb people say things like this, "We can't go back to the old days and ways--we've moved beyond them." These people are wrong (and foolish). True life is only found in the "old paths." There is nothing new under the sun. All "new" paths are simply old deceits of the devil.

There is more than enough good doctrine in the good creeds and con-fessions of the church, to more than satisfy us for generations to come. Let us be enlightened: let us return to our Reformation and Puritan glory (in Christ).

[Puritan quote of the day: "The fear of God will make one avoid those sins which can neither be heard nor seen by men." --Thomas Watson, in, "The Great Gain of Godliness"]