Walk Worthy in the Old Paths


1. Many despise the old paths. Maybe they seem old fashioned or terribly outdated. But Jeremiah said there was life-saving wisdom in the old paths of God’s Word and work from days gone by. To get in step with the old paths, what four things did the prophet tell the people to do? (Jeremiah 6:16)

2. In Joshua 24:15, Joshua told the people that they had two paths or choices they could take.  What were the two choices?
  What did Joshua say he and his family would be doing?

God loves you enough to give you a choice. If that choice is the wrong one, God loves you enough to let you make that choice, but it is with a heavy heart. Many have chosen to go the wrong way. 

3. A couple hundred years later, on Mount Carmel Elijah went before the people and gave them two choices (1Kings 18:21).  What were their options?

4. Many of us have already stood at the crossroads with two signs, one pointing to Jesus and eternal life and the other pointing toward a path of destruction. Just as in times of past, we must each make our own choice.

In the Sermon on the Mount, in Matthew 7:13-14, Jesus echoed Jeremiah’s words with two choices. What were the two possibilities offered in these verses?


5. Some people try to straddle both roads – with one foot on each path. For example, some have tried to go both ways at the same time in choosing their spouse or business partner. What advice did the apostle Paul give believers regarding this in 2 Corinthians 6:14-18?

6. Don’t be deceived by the trends of this age. You can’t go anywhere you want, think anything you want, say anything you want, watch anything you want, listen to anything you want, or do anything you want, and still be holy. There is a price to pay when you go down the new paths of our current times. What will be the price? (Jeremiah 6:16)

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