The Good Ol’ Days?

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Let’s talk about the good ‘ole days. I’m sure you’ve heard about them. Perhaps from a sentence starting with “back in my day…” And that’s followed by all kinds of things. Back in my day kids respected their parents. Back in my day you didn’t have to spend your whole paycheck on gasoline. Back in my day if you broke your leg you walked it off. You guys are soft.

I know it’s very tempting to see past times as better, and to dwell on them. But before you do I want to tell you the Bible says that isn’t wise. Ecclesiastes 7:10 says, “Do not say, ‘Why were the old days better than these?’ For it is not wise to ask such questions.’” Remembering the lessons of the past is good, but let’s not live there. God has something in store for us today. As the Word says: “I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” When you’re with God today is a good day.

Doug Wells
Camden Avenue church of Christ
Parkersburg, WV

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