In the days so long ago God has set watchmen in the land to forewarn and sound the trumpet. In Jeremiahs day there was impending disaster for Jerusalem for the ways the people were conducting themselves. The Lord addressed how the people were given to covetousness, and even the prophet’s and priest’s were dealing falsely. Sadly history repeats itself and our day mirrors previous events and ways people conduct the way they live.
The Lord instructs Jeremiah to ask for the old path’s so things could be turned around for the good before it was too late, or God would have to bring evil upon the people if they chose to continue to reject Him (Jeremiah 6:13-19).
The old path’s are ways of mercy and truth. David understood what the old path’s were as we read the following passages (Psalm 25:1-14) 1 A Psalm of David. Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. 2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. 3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. 4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. 5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. 6 Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old. 7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake, O LORD. 8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. 9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. 10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies. 11 For thy name’s sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great. 12 What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. 13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth. 14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
When Gods judgment, righteousness and wisdom are our ways then our feet are on the right path! (Proverbs 2:6-10). 6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. 7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. 8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints. 9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path. 10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul.