Up above i have made a video talking about one of my favorite chapters of the Bible and that would be Jeremiah chapter 35:1-19
If you want to follow along with my video this is the text below.
1The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord in the days of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying:
2Go to the house of the Rechabites and speak with them, and I will bring them to the House of the Lord, to one of the chambers, and give them wine to drink.
3And I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, the son of Habazziniah, and his brothers and all his sons and the entire house of the Rechabites.
4And I brought them to the House of the Lord, to the chamber of the sons of Hanan the son of Igdaliah, the man of God, which is by the chamber of the princes, which is above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the vessels.
5And I placed before the sons of the house of the Rechabites goblets full of wine, and cups, and I said to them, "Drink wine."
6And they said, "We will not drink wine, for Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, commanded us saying, "You shall not drink wine, you or your children forever.
7And you shall not build a house, neither shall you sow nor shall you plant a vineyard, nor shall you have [any], but you shall dwell in tents all your days in order that you live many days on the face of the land where you dwell.
8And we hearkened to the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, to all that he commanded us, not to drink wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, and our daughters.
9And not to build houses for our dwelling, and not to have a vineyard, a field, or seed.
10And we have dwelt in tents, and we have hearkened and done according to all that Jonadab our father has commanded us.
11And it came to pass when Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon came up to the land, that we said, "Come and let us go to Jerusalem because of the army of the Chaldeans and because of the army of Aram, and we dwelt in Jerusalem."
12And the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying:
13So said the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel; Go and say to the men of Judah and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem: Will you not receive instruction to hearken to My words? says the Lord.
14The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, which he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are performed, and they have not drunk wine until this day for they hearkened to the commandment of their father, and I have spoken to you, speaking betimes, yet you have not hearkened to Me.
15And I have sent to you all My servants the prophets, sending betimes, saying: Repent now, each man from his evil way and improve your deeds, and do not follow strange gods to worship them, and dwell on the soil that I have given you and your forefathers, but you did not incline your ear[s], and you did not hearken to Me.
16For the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed the commandment of their father, that he commanded them, but this people has not hearkened to Me.
17Therefore, so said the Lord God of Hosts, the God of Israel; Behold I am bringing upon Judah and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have spoken concerning them, because I spoke to them but they did not obey, and I called to them, but they did not respond.
18And to the house of the Rechabites, Jeremiah said: So said the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel; Because you have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and you have kept all his commandments and have done according to all that he commanded you,
19Therefore, so said the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel; There shall not be cut off from Jonadab the son of Rechab a man standing before Me for all times.
I hope you understand why it is important to follow Gods laws.
He loves us and wants us to realize we can be good and follow what he asks of us.
Have a blessed day and ill see you in the next blog or video ...whichever comes next