Have you heard the story of the thief who broke into a jewelry shop? Let me tell it to you. A thief broke into a jewelry shop but instead of stealing anything, he did something that was quite bizarre. He swapped the price tags on the jewelry so that the cheap and worthless imitations were priced as the real stuff while the genuine jewelry had the price of the cheap imitations. The next day it was business as usual for the jewelry shop owner but unknown to the shoppers, those who thought they were buying expensive genuine jewelry were walking away with cheap worthless imitations while those buying what seemed like worthless imitations walked away with expensive genuine jewelry.
Is that not the world we live in today? What is eternal and valuable is looked at as unreasonable, old-fashioned and outdated while what is temporal, worthless and with no eternal value is looked at as valuable and the masses are selling everything to get it.
We live in a generation where everyone seems to be coming up with their own truth and many have swallowed the lie that truth is not absolute. Like Pilate in the Bible they will ask, “What is truth?” Because it seems like everybody has their truth and they expect others to respect and honor what they believe as truth.
In the quest of chasing after mysteries, going into deeper realms and being “woke”, believers are straying from the old path, the foundational truths about our faith are looked upon as restricting old-fashioned and outdated. As a result, people think they are wiser but instead they are full of deception and doctrines of demons.
God is calling us back to the old paths, the truth of his word that changes not. That truth that is so foundational that both children, teens, and adults can understand and walk in it.
This one thing is for sure, the deeper we go in God the simpler we become and the more we walk in humility our love for people becomes real and evident.
Thus says the Lord,
“Stand by the roads and look; ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is; then walk in it,
And you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it!’