Friday, September 20, 2013

Where the good way is

Thus says the LORD:
“Stand by the roads, and look,
and ask for the ancient paths,
where the good way is; and walk in it,
and find rest for your souls.
But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’

Jeremiah 6:16
.... Resisting rest is nothing new. For centuries, God has been calling out to His people and inviting them to live the good life, to trust in Him, and to find rest for their souls. Jesus said the same thing in Matthew 11:28. Life with God—the good life, the ancient paths on which we were meant to live—leads to life that gives rest to our souls.

It’s a life without anxiety and a life of true soul rest because we’re embraced and approved by the One whose opinion matters most—the Father who made us. .... [more]