Jeremiah 35:18-19 Don’t Throw Instruction to the Wind

Jeremiah 35:18-19 (KJV)
And Jeremiah said unto the house of the Rechabites, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Because ye have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his precepts, and done according unto all that he hath commanded you:
Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before me for ever.

The Rechabites obeyed because they obeyed.

  • They weren’t forced to obey.
  • They did not live in conditions where they could not but obey

They had means and opportunity to disobey and yet they didn’t.

Such character is lacking among so many. It was lacking in Israel in that day and lacking among Americans in our day.

Notice that they didn’t require some “Eleventh Commandment” in order to obey. It did not require “chapter and verse” (although such passages exist) to keep them from drinking alcohol, they didn’t drink wine because their fathers had taught them not to.

Now God promised that, despite the upheaval Israel was about to experience, “Rechab shall not want a man to stand before me…” There is, of course, a supernatural answer to this promise but there is also a practical one; those who obey what they are taught will obviously be those who survive catastrophes much more frequently than those who throw instruction to the wind.

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Jeremiah 35:18-19 Don’t Throw Instruction to the Wind

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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