Ancient Words, Ever True

At our Women’s Retreat this past weekend we sang the song “Ancient Words.” Then we sang it again in church on Sunday. I love this song and decided I wanted to share it for Music Monday. I found this version by Michael W. Smith on YouTube, and I love the graphics showing the different Bibles.

My favorite part of this song is when it says, “Ancient Words, ever true. Changing me and changing you.” It reminds me that spending time in God’s Word will change a person’s heart and will draw them closer to God.

Jeremiah 29:12-14a says:

“Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity.”

We are all in captivity to sin, but when we seek God with all our heart in His glorious Word, we will find Him and He will bring us back from that captivity. We are then changed from what we were to someone so much better. We are changed from lost captives to beloved children. It is with His Ancient Words that He changes you; It is with His Ancient Words that He changed me.

Perhaps this thought is particularly special to me because the very first Bible study I ever attended was a study of Ezra and Nehemiah. These two books of the Old Testament are the story the Israelites’ return from exile in Babylon and the rebuilding of Jerusalem. That study was the beginning of God changing me from an exile in the wasteland of depression into the confident woman of faith that I have become. It is because of my desire to learn from His Ancient Words that He has been able to effect such a huge change in me.

How about you? Do you feel a bit like you are in exile, lost and broken? Trust in God and seek Him with all your heart. Study and learn His Ancient Words and He will change you, too.

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7 responses to “Ancient Words, Ever True

  1. I also like this song and when we sing “changing me and changing you” I can’t help but think of and praise God for the dramatic change in my life when I came to know Him. What power! What love!

    What a Saviour!
    Christ died to save and He lives to KEEP and one day He is coming back for me. What a Saviour!

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  2. I didn’t know this song – but I do now. Thank you.

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  3. Linda, it does have that old hymn feel to it! I haven’t heard it before either, so was extra blessed. This may sound silly . . .I don’t know that I’ve actually thought about how reading God’s word changes me. ! I just thought about Him changing me. So thank you for opening my eyes to that. How all the more important it becomes to stay reading His word.
    God bless you and all the changes He brings forth!

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    • Deb, I believe that it is Jesus who changes us, but He uses His Holy Word as a tool to do just that. Just as I wrote on Wednesday, the Scriptures are the servant of God. And they are a faithful and good servant that does what it is called to do. I knew you would like this song. It is one of my favorites that we sing in church. Peace, Linda

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  4. Ann

    Thank you, Linda

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the retreat.

    That’s quite a beautiful song too… I’ve never heard it before but I will be hearing it a lot now 🙂 Ancient words, but they remain as relevant as the day they were written.

    Thank you for sharing the ‘Ancient Words’

    Blessings,
    ann

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    • Ann, It was a wonderful retreat! I’m glad you like the song. One thing I really love about our worship team at church and our “blended” worship services is that we get to sing good old hymns AND some great contemporary Christian songs. This is one of those that is contemporary but could almost pass for an old hymn. Peace, Linda

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