“This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Go and tell the people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, ‘Will you not learn a lesson and obey my words?’ declares the Lord . ‘Jehonadab son of Rekab ordered his descendants not to drink wine and this command has been kept. To this day they do not drink wine, because they obey their forefather’s command. But I have spoken to you again and again, yet you have not obeyed me. Jeremiah 35:13-14 NIV https://bible.com/bible/111/jer.35.13-14.NIV
As children we learn how to brush and floss regularly. But let’s be honest, we don’t always stick to the rules. When we are still young we don’t feel the effects of our bad choices. It is only when we develop problems later on with our teeth that we realise our mistake. I had to go for a root canal today after a few days of severe pain. I have to admit that I’ve made a lot of bad choices in my life. Hence me ending up on the dentist chair.
In Jeremiah’s time God used the Rekabites as perfect examples of how He wanted the Israelis to live. Their forefather ordered them not to drink wine, build houses, sow seeds or plant vineyards (verse 6). These commandments they followed in strict obedience and therefore God has blessed them saying, “Jehonadab son of Rekab will never fail to have a descendant to serve me” (verse 19).
God is asking each one of us today (Verse 13): “Will you not learn a lesson and obey my words?” He wants what is best for all His children. For the alternative will hurt us more. Root canal procedures really hurt.
My prayer for you today is that you will hear the word of God in your life and listen to it. He is for you not against you. #GodCanDoThis