October 20

Jeremiah 35:1-36:32; 1 Timothy 5:1-25; Psalm 89:14-37; Proverbs 25:25-27

How strongly do you hold onto your convictions? Are they momentary or are they lifelong? The Recabites give us a great example of holding onto your convictions for a lifetime.

Jeremiah invited them to the Temple and offered them wine but they refused to drink because of a commandment given generations before. Even though they were asked by the Lord’s prophet, in the Lord’s House, they would not break their convictions. God commends them for their commitment to their convictions while he chastises Israel for their persistent disobedience to His commands.

In a culture where people who hold convictions are criticized, we who hold onto the grace and mercy of God must never weaken our resolve. God expects us to hold on to our convictions and beliefs even in the face of fierce opposition. As a result, God says that the Recabites will always have descendants that follow Him. You will too!

Tomorrow’s Reading: Jeremiah 37:1-38:28; 1 Timothy 6:1-21; Psalm 89:38-52; Proverbs 25:28

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