Jeremiah 6-8, 1 Timothy 5 Key Verse: Jeremiah 6:16
“Should you call for directions?” my wife asked.
“No,” I replied, “I have a map.” Actually, I was printing a map off the Internet as she asked. I
knew of a Web site where I could enter the address and get a map. So, off we went, map in hand,
into a part of town that was new to us. We found the house on our first try. It sure was better than
wandering around lost—or worse yet, having to stop and ask for directions!
I really like the maps I get off the Web. They can be very specific, showing me the exact location
of the place I am going, and I don’t have to fold them up again! A person needs to be a cross
between a professional accordion player and an origami expert to refold maps.
Jeremiah gave a warning to Judah. The people had wandered off the road, the path of God’s
righteousness. So the prophet said, “Ask for directions. Get back on the right road.” He also
promised that they would find rest for their souls if they did this.
We all know the tension of getting lost trying to find someone’s house. However, there is a greater
tension—a spiritual one—when we get off the path of God’s choosing. That is why Jeremiahs
instruction is critical for us today. We need to keep the map in hand, the Word of God, because in
it we will find “where the good way is” (6:16).
Consider your path today. If you are off course, decide to get back on the right path and find the rest that
Woodrow kroll & Tony beckett