Jeremiah: Ask for Ancient Paths
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.’ (Jer. 6:16) The themes of the book of Jeremiah—the threat of conflict, the question of God’s goodness, the loneliness of standing for what is right, the reality of gross social injustice, the bewilderment at living in a changing and shifting world, the increasing prevalence of religious pluralism and confusion, and the search for meaning, stability, and fulfilment—are supremely relevant to twenty-first century life. In Jeremiah, we are forced to move past false assurances and empty promises, and to seek lasting fulfilment, truth, and meaning in the incomparable God who is the main character at work in the midst of a world uncertainty and change.