Ruth Johnson writes
Isaiah 30:21 “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, “This is the way walk in it.”
It’s now eleven days since my husband retired. And sixteen days to a General Election both I believe will bring changes to our lives. What is the Lord saying about my future, or our nation’s future? If we need to seek wisdom, He tells us to ask. Will voting for the right or left take us on God’s path?
The Lord drew my attention to Jeremiah 6:16 “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’. In reading that in the context of Chapter 6, it could be describing the age in which we live. That caused me to ask, “Why wouldn’t everyone want to walk in His paths, and find rest for their souls?”
The Amplified Bible reads, “…ask for the eternal paths, where the good, old way is…” Isaiah 46:9 says “Remember the former things, those of long ago. I am God, and there is no other, I am God and there is none like me. v.10. “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, My purpose will stand and I will do all that I please.”
It’s a comfort to know the Lord’s love and truth endures forever when the television and newspapers report wars and rumours of wars, famines, earthquakes, etc. predicted in Matt.24. Eighteen days ago Passover and Easter came together, a rare occurrence, but another anomaly was the third of four blood moons in two years. Joel 2:31; Acts 2:20; Rev.6:12 talks of the moon turning to blood before the day of the Lord. History reveals a blood moon often coincides with major uprisings in Jewish history. Four so close, are surely a warning? Between the first and second moon, Israel came under attack through tunnels dug under their borders. Between second and third, the US has been negotiating a nuclear deal, despite Iran’s rhetoric to destroy Israel and Western nations.
The Bible urges us to watch, pray and consider those ancient/eternal paths. Jesus, a descendent of Abraham, became the ultimate sacrificial lamb dying on a cross and opening up a new path from death to life. It was the ancient path Jesus, born a Jew, walked on with God. And God’s way that the Holy Spirit was first released to Jewish believers. History shows God’s ancient path, His love of His chosen people, and the land He has provided for them. And the truth is, if we walk with Father, Son and Holy Spirit in His way we too will find rest for our souls and peace that passes understanding. So we can be prepared, galvanized and excited about the future whatever it may hold?