Jeremiah 6:16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
I know that the word old is a relative word. I remember when I first got saved and started attending church and going to Bible Studies, the bulletin would simply say, “A Study in Genesis”. In this day and age of sound bites and the need for catchy phrases to attract attendees, the bulletin reads something like, “How to serve God in Prison” or, “What to do when your brothers throw you into a pit” or “How to live out your dreams for the glory of God”.
Now to be sure, all of these themes (and a thousand others) can be drawn from any study through Genesis. It might not sound exciting, and I realize that it surely isn’t a title that will jump out and grab you, but when I hear a pastor or teacher say to me, open your bibles (or mobile device, lest you think I am anti-modern technology) and turn to the book of Genesis chapter 1, or 2, or wherever, something inside of me leaps for joy at the wonder and beauty of the fact that my glorious God and Lord Jesus Christ has given to me the precious gift of His word, and what Genesis 1, or 2, or wherever is far more exciting and profound than any sound bites or themes that the human mind can contrive.