Sunday Rest and Reflection:Recabites!
Dear Friends of Jesus,
Greetings in the Wonderful Name of Jesus Christ! No other name offers salvation and eternal life! No other person has shown such great love to all of mankind and is now alive praying that we might enjoy this love forever! It’s time to worship Him and gather to celebrate our life in Him! It’s time to worship and bow down in honor and thanksgiving to the King of Kings!
I want to reflect today on a very obscure passage of scripture, Jeremiah 35. In this passage, God instructed Jeremiah to tempt a family to drink wine. They refused because of a command of their forefather, Jonadab. They chose to fully obey their forefather and enjoyed blessing for doing so. This was a simple command, but one not easy to obey in the culture of the Middle East of that day. The Recabites went against the culture and customs of the land to obey, and continued to do so even when tempted to do otherwise!
This is the lesson God was and is still teaching us through these simple people, “Therefore, this is what the Lord God Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘Listen! I am going to bring on Judah and on everyone living in Jerusalem every disaster I pronounced against them. I spoke to them, but they did not listen; I called to them, but they did not answer.” (Jeremiah 35:17) We must listen to God and heed His word, just like the Recabites of old listened to their father and obeyed. They were rewarded for this simple obedience by God. He longs to reward us as well, as He is no respecter of persons!
Are you a good example like the Recabites, that God could use to call others to obedience? Why not make the changes you need today as you attend worship and hear the word of the Lord? God will reward you too!
In His Love,