And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called the way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.
You decide to play a round with that old friend who you haven’t seen in years. He pulls his bag out of the trunk and there they are – Tommy Armour silver scot irons with an original Big Bertha driver. Clubs that are only five years old are considered relics in today’s golf world, much less tools that are over 20 years old. You immediately feel sorry for your long time friend. He asks you give them a try and you immediately deny the request. They may not be the newest clubs from the newest technology, but the rules allow the clubs to be used to get the ball in the hole. There are many types of clubs for that primary purpose. Old clubs may not be the most desirable, but they can still be effective.
There is, however, but one way to salvation. The “technology”, the path and the means of salvation have never been and will never be outdated. The gate has always been small and the narrow road will never be widened.
We sometimes have the idea that anyone can walk on the narrow path for a season and then fall off into destruction. The prophet Isaiah disclaimed this notion that only the justified will ever be permitted to trod upon the the “way of the holiness.” Thus, both the way and the traveler is holy. Salvation is required to ever begin this journey on the Holy way. Thereby, we receive our holiness.
This old road still believes that salvation comes only through faith placed in the Lord Jesus Christ. This old path knows that the blood was the only thing Jesus left behind on Earth. This holy way knows the road may be rough at times and pot holes encountered, but our security on this road is eternal. This is the only road pointing toward glory.
The old clubs can be cleaned and polished to such a degree as to look good as new. However, the steel and club head still cannot he renewed to perform to the equivalence of today’s clubs. The soul of the sanctified was cleaned and renewed by the sacrificial blood of Jesus Christ. Our outside may still show signs of wear and rust, but our soul has been eternally renewed. This old fashion religion is as good today as it was generations ago. Let us be thankful for a Savior who never changes.