Why did I start a blog?
Why did I name it thus?
Why should you read it?
I don't know.
That's the simplest answer. However, life isn't always as simple as we'd like, and that would make for a short post and a boring blog.
To answer more fully I'll give partial answers and let you (the readers) fill it in.
First: I started a blog because: I'm bored, I have lots of aquaintences and friends with blogs, I want to get something about what I think out, and I've been toying with the idea for a while.
Second: I named my blog "Old Paths and Ancient Boundaries" after two specific Bible passages which have very little to do with each other, namely: Jeremiah 6:16 and Proverbs 23:10-11. I like these verses because they give warnings we don't often think about. In Proverbs it warns us not to move boundaries or to enter the fields of the fatherless, both of these have to do with defrauding, stealing, taking advantage, and taking land. God takes this very seriously, in fact offenders answer directly to Him, and it doesn't sound like they'll have much to say. In Jeremiah it warns to stand by and seek old paths. This one is different in that it promises a blessing for obeying instead of judgement for tresspassing. I guess the reason I wanted to start this blog was to uncover some of those old paths and to brush off the plant growth from the boundary markers. Maybe one of these paths will lead me and you (my readers) closer to God and closer to the rest promised in Jeremiah.
Why should you read it? This question is one I can't answer for you. This is where I'll let you fill in. I don't think many people search for the newest blog, because there are so many floating around that one more is just another... just another blog. This blog may not be something special. I may not be something special. But my God is special and what He has to say through me will probably even suprise me. (I'm not claiming any special revelation, simply general revelation through my eyes and ears.)
(Proverbs 23:10-11, Jeremiah 6:16)