Jeremiah 6:16 - When You Are At The Crossroads.
Jeremiah 6:16: When You Are At The Crossroads.
Jeremiah 6:16 (NIV) This is what the LORD says: Stand at the
crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is,
and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said,
We will not walk in it.
Jeremiah 6:16 (NLT) This is what the LORD says: Stop at the
crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it.
Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply,
No, thats not the road we want!
Jeremiah 6:16 (AMP) Thus says the Lord: Stand by the roads and
look; and ask for the eternal paths, where the good, old way is; then
walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But they said, We
will not walk in it!
Jeremiah 6:16 (VOICE) Eternal One (to the people): Stand at the
crossing, and consider the ancient path, for it is good and it leads to
Me. Walk on this path, and you will find rest for your souls. But
they have said, We will not walk upon this road.
Stand ye in the ways. The metaphor is that of a traveler who,
having lost his way, stations himself at the juncture of several
different roads, carefully considering and diligently inquiring after the
right one. [SDA Bible Commentary]
Ancient Paths. Represent the ways laid down in Gods Law.
These are good ways, for when a person walks in them he or she will
find rest for your souls. [The 365-Day Devotional Commentary]
Rest for your souls. He who walks in the path that God directs
will find peace and quietude. [SDA Bible Commentary]
Ask for the old paths; the way of godliness and righteousness
has always been the way God has owned and blessed. Ask for the old
paths set forth by the written word of God. When you have found the
good way, go on in it, you will find abundant recompence at your
journey's end. [Matthew Henry Commentary]
The right path for living is ancient and has been marked out by
God. But the people refused to take God's path, going their own way
instead. We face the same decision today, going God's old but true way,
or following a new path of our own choosing. Don't be misled. The
only way to find peace and "rest for your souls" is to walk on God's
path. [Life Application SB]
You have chosen to follow Jesus. You have chosen an "old,
godly way" by which to live your life. Sound old-fashioned? Many
people would think so. "How stupid to base your life on a dusty old
book!" some might say. Many people today think if something isn't new
it can't be worth much.
Following Jesus on this "old, godly way" is the only way to
heaven. Jesus called himself "the way" (John 14:6, May 24) and said no
one gets to the Father except through him. The way doesn't change
with time; it isn't different for us than it was for the ancient
believers. The way doesn't change with the latest research or the newest
thoughts of today's scholarly minds. It doesn't change because some
author or some movie script tries to make it different. The old way is
the way that has worked for centuries bringing life, peace, and joy
to all who walked the path.
You're new on the path, but look at how well trod it is.
Consider in whose footsteps you're following. Consider the many who will
come behind you. Keep to that old, godly way"for it is the only way
to Jesus. [The One Year Bible for New Believers re Jer.6:16]
Jesus says Come unto Me and I will give you rest, i.e.,
Christ-consciousness will take the place of self-consciousness.... It is never
Gods will that we should be anything less than absolutely complete in
Him. Anything that disturbs rest in Him must be cured at once, and it
is not cured by being ignored, but by coming to Jesus Christ. If we
come to Him and ask Him to produce Christ-consciousness, He will
always do it until we learn to abide in Him. [My Utmost for His Highest
by Oswald Chambers]
LINKS FOR FURTHER STUDY
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiVa7UoruIo [old, but one of the best]
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Seeking God Made Real: http://vimeo.com/31489782
Prayer Made Real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc8VdMV26VE
Musical Devotional On Christian Living:
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David DeRose, MD, MPH:
LINKS FOR BIBLE STUDIES
Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies: http://www.liftingupjesus.net/
Amazing Facts Bible Studies:
Discover Bible Studies: http://studies.itiswritten.com/discover/
Glow Tract Video Bible Studies: http://www.bibleresearch.info/
LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
The Last Day of Prophecy by Pastor Doug Batchelor:
Restoring The Power by John Bradshaw:
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet:
Last Day Prophecy: His Other Sheep by Pastor Gerald Babanezhad: