Don’t Move The Ancient Stones!
“Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers” (Proverbs 22:28).
It struck me immediately after reading this verse that this is exactly what we have done with regards to the Law, the Feasts of the Lord, and the Word of God—all to our great harm.
We have embraced many of the traditions of men rather than the words of our God. We have moved the ancient stones to redefine the Kingdom in our own terms and through the eyes of our own culture, making good-sounding excuses for the repositioning of the borders.
And what have we used as a guide or plumb line for these moves? We have used culture, expedience, convenience, and the ways that seem right to a man—almost anything but the traditions of our fathers and the Word of the living God! So it raises the question:
Who are the fathers we are now following?
If you listen carefully you can almost hear the ranting of the Roman Emperor Constantine, as he forbids any prayers, hymns, readings, celebrations, songs, or traditions of the Jews.
Constantine may have thought…
Let them have their empty religion, but we—the Church of Rome—have better ideas and better holidays to ascribe to the works of God.
I realize some of these things may be uncomfortable to deal with.
This may not be something you have concerned yourself with or even thought about. We have well-entrenched celebrations in the West with some godly stones in their foundation, but they have also taken on the wood, hay, and stubble of our liberal society and culture.
In fact, some have been so completely removed from their original place and practices, they can’t even be remotely recognized as either historically Biblical or godly.