Hedges Series - Paths

Now, according to the BOOK, we are to walk in the “paths” that are framed or hemmed in by those bounds and by those limits, which are established by the GOD of this BOOK.



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The Issue:

The Basic Truths Of Life!


The BibleEveryone that ever walked on this planet must come to terms in this life with some basic TRUTHS. These will be the basic truths that no one can argue with, if they are sane. Of course, if you believe what God says in His Own BOOK about you, then you will have no problem with accepting these basic truths.

1. The Brevity Of Life

"For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." (James 4:14b) Our life is brief! like a vapor, or like smoke. "Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?" (Job 7:1) He is born, and then he will die! This is certain! (The exception being Enoch and Elijah, and also, those believers in Jesus Christ who are alive when He comes for His Church.)

2. The Brevity Of Your Remembrance

You will soon be forgotten. A man is remembered only a little while, and then he is forgotten. "He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him anymore. Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness." (Job 7:10 & 10:20-22)

3. The Sureness Of Trouble

Life is bale full of troubles. I have also found this very true!!! "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not." (Job 14:1).

4. The Verity Of The White Throne Judgment

"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). You will not miss this one unless YOU ARE HID in the CLEFT OF THE ROCK!

5. The Eternality And The Finality Of What You Do With Jesus Christ:

We will all be held accountable over this issue. It is a hard fact of life, my friend. Now will you take God's offer of eternal life ... purchased by His Son ... for all those who will put their trust in Him ... a thumbs down? You will everlastingly suffer the consequences!

6. That Men Never Learn From History

We learn from History That Men Never Learn From History! It is a heart problem! Men refuse to learn the "lessons" afforded by the light of HISTORY: the recorded historical events which occurred as fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Now, these are the basic truths with which we all must deal with one way or another!

7. What Should You Do?

"But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved"; [Romans 10:8-13]


Believe The BOOK!

The King James Bible

BibleThis is God's Holy WORD to you and I! Do you believe it? The A.V.1611 (or The King James Bible) is God's word PRESERVED in the English language for you and me. It came from the English Reformation. This Bible declares that: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." [2 Timothy 3:16] God's inspired word is preserved in the A.V.1611. The word "preserved" means maintained inspiration. "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever." [Psalm 12:6-7] “PRESERVE.” .

Home In The Hills:

[Or New Jerusalem]


demo Everybody is going home someday. Everybody is going to their LONG HOME. When you die, you are going to go to your “long home” whether, it be in “Heaven” or in “Hell”. Do you realize that truth? “Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:” [Ecclesiastes 12:5]. Read More?

Hedges Series - Paths

Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2011 Richard St.JamesHedge of Thorns

Within those bounds and those limits in life … there are found “paths”.

Now, according to the BOOK, we are to walk in the “paths” that are framed or hemmed in by those bounds and by those limits, which are established by the GOD of this BOOK.

More than all of this, God’s word reveals that there are two different paths that men may take in life. These two paths are distinctly different. These two paths lead to totally different destinations. What are these two paths? Where do these two paths lead?

One of these paths … is a “path of life” according to Psalm sixteen verse eleven: “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” [Psalm 16:11]

Do you want to take this “path of life”? There is more. A “path of life” … is a path of delightful “commandments”. Chapter and verse, you say.

We can see this for ourselves in plain English … in Psalm 119, verse thirty-five: “Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.” [Psalm 119:35] David found delight “in the path” of God’s commandments. [This is where we will find our delight.]

Let me add to this. It is a PLAIN path … according to Psalm twenty-seven, verse eleven: “Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.”[Psalm 27:11]

The other path that men take is “the path of the wicked.” It is the book of Proverbs [in chapter four] that contrasts these two paths.

First, consider “the path” of the wicked, which is found in verses fourteen thru seventeen, and in verse nineteen:“Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.” [Proverbs 4:14-17]

Now, verse nineteen: “The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.” [Proverbs 4:19]  What can we see about this “path”? This“path” is filled with mischief, violence, and wickedness. For all those on this path, there can be no sleep unless they are causing someone else to fall. [Do you want to take this “path”?]

In contrast, here is this “path of life” again for us … in verse eighteen: “But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” [Proverbs 4:18]


• There is a “path of life”. This path’s destination is Heaven.

• There is a “path” of “darkness”. This path’s destination is Hell.

The “path” that is marked by bounds and limits; and with borders and fences … is the “path of life”. Therefore, the restraints and the rules that hold one to the narrow path are a blessing. Are you listening to me?

Verses twenty thru twenty-two: “My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.” [Proverbs 4:20-22]

• The Spirit of God is saying that the words of God kept in your heart are … “life”.

• The Spirit of God is saying that the words of God kept in your heart are … “health”.

Verses twenty-four thru twenty-seven: “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.” [Proverbs 4:24-27]

Here is my question for you. Do you love those bounds and those limits in life … wherein is found the “path of life”?

Do you love to be framed or hemmed in by those bounds and by those limits established by the GOD of this BOOK?

Is God’s word kept in your heart?
Are they a lamp unto your feet? Listen to what the Spirit of God said through David: “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” [Psalm 119:105] Do not be as they who “rebel against the light” of God’s word. “They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.” [Job 24:13] Be as David in Psalm seventeen, verse four and five: “Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer. Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.” [Psalm 17:4-5]

Friend, this is my testimony as well. What about you? Have you kept yourself from the paths of the destroyer? It is God Who can HOLD you up. Amen!

Something else, we live in times … similar to the times that were in the day of Jeremiah the prophet. People today have hardened their hearts against God, and the word of God, just as they did in Jeremiah’s day. God is telling us, what He told them.

“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.” [Jeremiah 6:16]

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Psalm 12 ... is the promise to us!

Purified seven times ... God's word is kept in spite of men!


Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
[Verse 1]

They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.  [Verse 2]

The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: [Verse 3]

Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us? [Verse 4]

 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him. [Verse 5]

The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. [Verse 6]

Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.         [Verse 7]

The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted. [Verse 8]