Finding the right path to follow

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)

We stand at the crossroads of life currently. Folks today have become intimidated by the past and fearful of the future. Based on this statement, we paralyze ourselves and accomplish nothing. Oh, we are quick to pleasure ourselves with the world’s toys, our personal desires and want to’s, but where does the spiritual connection come in to play?

Jeremiah, a prophet, being instructed by God, gives us a warning concerning the crossroads of life. Take a good look where you have been. Now, look at the path you are traveling. What is the logical conclusion of your destination?

Seek, desire and search for the good path. Follow it and the result is an eternal one: rest for your soul. Of course, folks will decide not to follow the good path, resulting in the loss of their soul. Tearing down or ignoring monuments of our faith will never assist us in moving forward.

Taking good inventory of where we have been versus where we want to be can’t be done if we destroy our foundations. (Ps. 11:3)

The need to follow the right path for the right results cannot be emphasized enough. Life is short for many of us and it seems it is getting shorter daily.

“How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog — it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.” James 4:14

Be sure to give Jeremiah 6:16 a lot of thought when considering your future.

(“From the Pulpit” is a weekly sermon provided by the clergy members of The Weirton Ministerial Association)