Loading

Is it okay to wish for the good ol’ days?


Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?”
    For it is not wise to ask such questions. Ecclesiastes 7:10
            Solomon in Ecclesiastes said that wishing for the good ol’ days was not good.  Sitting around and talking about the ways things used to be is not healthy.
            Why?  Because that thinking believes that yesterday was better than today.  There has always been sin.  People in the past weren’t more righteous.  They were always bad, falling short of God’s glory.
            There may have been less and different temptations, but there were still temptations.  People did foolish things and ignored wisdom.
            They other thing is longing for the past interrupts finding solutions for the present (and future).  You reject your present situation and those living in the present, almost denying you live in the present.  There are people who need Jesus now.  We should be thinking about what we can do to reach them.
            There were probably some things better in the past, but there are opportunities in the present.  Don’t miss them because you’re always looking back.