Then Jeremiah said to the house of the Rechabites, “Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, ‘Because you have obeyed the command of Jonadab your father, kept all his commands and done according to all that he commanded you; therefore thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, “Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not lack a man to stand before Me always. Jeremiah 35:18-19
God directs Jeremiah to point out the faithfulness and obedience of the Rechabites. In contrast to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, they shine as an example of those who obeyed their father from generation to generation. As a result, God promised a great legacy to the descendants that included fellowship and relationship with God.
How obedient am I to my heavenly Father? What will be the implication for my children and theirs?
God, I see that my relationship with You affects my children and so many others in my family. Help me walk through this life with renewed purpose, holiness, and joy.