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Every Good Path

February 4th, 2007

“Then you will understand…every good path”

(Proverbs 2:9)

We are aware of the religious changes that are sweeping across our country. The sixth century B.C. prophet wrote, “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). Jeremiah 6:16 equates “the ancient paths” of God with ,“the good way.” Some 400 years earlier, the Proverb writer gave the classic foundation for a theology of “the path” and “the way” in Proverbs 2:8-20.

We may deduce:

1. This is the way of God for his people (Prov. 2:8).
2. Every good path involves understanding (Prov. 2:9).
3. Such understanding is specific (Proverbs 2:10-20)

a. “wisdom” (2:10)
b. “knowledge” (2:10)
c. “discretion” (2:11)
d. “understanding” (2:12)
e. “delivering” (2:12)

(1) “from evil” [men; darkness; crooked paths] (2:13-15)

(2) “from the forbidden woman” (2:16-19; see also Revelation 17:18;18:3, etc. where the prostitute = a social structure)

Back to the Bible is a return to “every good path” (Prov. 2:9). Your present
path will determine your destination. So, which way are you going?

-Robert M. Housby

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