Jeremiah 35; What’s It Called?

It’s called Faithful Obedience.

When our ancestors are obedient to the Scriptures, we should faithfully follow.

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(My family in 1958.)

He’s gone now.

He dearly loved God and His Word, but in some ways his applications of Scripture were quite strict.

However, he was our father. We obeyed him as children and deeply respected him as adults.

But Daddy’s in Heaven now. How long do we live according to his beliefs?

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Here’s a clue:

Back in the days of the prophet Jeremiah, there was another family who had a godly patriarch. His name was Rechab and he asked that his children observe some hard rules.

1. Drink no wine.
2. Build no houses to live in.
3. Plant no seeds for crops.

Rechab’s family faithfully obeyed – for at least two hundred years – long after they no longer remembered him!

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Because this good, faithful family, (the family of Rechab) spoken of in Jeremiah 35, lived so faithfully to their father’s commands, God honored them before the entire nation of Judah and promised to bless them with spiritual male leadership the rest of their days.

3 Truths to take home:

• Faithfulness does not always look reasonable.

• Faithfulness considers the unknown future more important than present circumstances.

• Faithfulness is recognized by God and rewarded in eternal values.

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