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Steadfast | Kim Chipman
S~ ‘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 35:14 (NIV)
O~ My study Bible says: “The Rekabites’ code of conduct resembled that of the Nazirites, who took a special vow of dedication to God (Numbers 6). For 200 years, they had obeyed their ancestors’ vow to abstain from wine. While the rest of the nation was breaking their covenant with God, these people were steadfast in their commitment. God wanted the rest of His people to remain as committed to their covenant with HIm as the Rekabites were to their vow.”
A~ This is for me today. When I sat down this morning I didn’t really want to read. I’m tired of Jeremiah and Revelation. You spoke to my heart so clearly. I needed this.
You “have spoken to (me) again and again, yet (I) have not obeyed You. (You) have ordered (me) not to drink wine…yet I have not obeyed You. I justify, make excuses, kick the can down the road to deal with later.
This is so clearly Your voice to me right now. Could a verse be any more specific? The Rekabites kept their vow for 200 years. TWO HUNDRED YEARS. “While the rest of the nation was breaking their covenant with God these people were steadfast in their commitment.”
This is what I need to be. Steadfast. You have spoken to me again and again yet I have not obeyed You.
P~ Lord, I’m sorry. I’m sorry I’ve been disobedient. I’m sorry I went my own way and justified it. I need Your help. I need Your power. I know I can’t be steadfast in my own strength. Give me what I need to keep this commitment. I’ve made it before and broken it. Thank You for the example of the Rekabites and for Your Word today. I love You and I need You.
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