The Good Old Days?
What good old days are is immensely subjective of course; for whom; where; when. Times of war, famine, natural disaster, pandemics or when little existed to defend, ward off or assist victims of whatever.
10 Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.
Ancient common practices:
Blood letting was a common medical practice once; even using leaches; no antibiotics; no anesthesia; no X-rays; few effective medications.
Times of economic distress:
Genesis 26:1 ESV /
Now there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar to Abimelech king of the Philistines.
When no cure exists:
SEE: Outbreak: Pandemic Strikes By: Robert Kessler
Ecclesiastes 3:8 ESV /
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
Yet, the times of peace are fleeting and somewhere on this planet an active war is happening at any given time so, the times mentioned above not only change but the “where-s” and by the “whom-s” also.
Despite of all the threats and dangers throughout history, Christians can look to a future with GOD in a “better place”. Thank You Jesus.
The Judds – Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days)