The verse 16 under 6 Jeremiah, any idea? am curious
January 31, 2012 4:07am CST
"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.'
1 Feb 12
Jeremiah 6:16 is an admonition of the God of Israel to look for the ancient, yet good way, to walk into where one can have rest of one's soul. However, because of the Israelites' obstinacy and wickedness, they don't want to seek and thread that path. Jesus Christ Himself identified that way: "Jesus answered, 'I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.'"--- John 14:6 "Come to Me, all you who are burdened, and I will give you rest."--- Matthew 11:28 "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." --- Matthew 11:29 By the way, this is the basis of the longest-running television program in the Philippines which currently airs worldwide in different languages-- the "Ang Dating Daan" [The Old Path]. The program is hosted by a worldwide evangelist named Bro. Eliseo Soriano who answers Biblical and spiritual questions and concerns of faith right from the pages of the Bible instantly and readily. This evangelist is known for his mastery of the Bible and for his witty, competent and credible answers straight from the Bible. He is able to reveal religious fallacies and heresies in our time that not any priest, preacher and evangelist can withstand and refute. Here is the website of the organization he leads: http://www.angdatingdaan.org/en/. If you have personal questions of faith I suggest you get in touch with the preacher at: http://twitter.com/broelisoriano
• Cambridge, England
31 Jan 12
The verse actually begins: "This is what the LORD says: ...". The rest is supposed to be His words. Jeremiah was preaching to people who were wayward and not mindful of God. The passage is relevant because it reminds us to keep questioning and asking the way. It is only by communicating, being ready to accept help and follow advice from people with experience, that we can truly and properly fulfil our spiritual purpose.