Jeremiah 35:14 The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are performed; for unto this day they drink none, but obey their father’s commandment: notwithstanding I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye hearkened not unto me.
Isn’t this a wild story as the sons of Jonadab refuse to drink wine simply because their dad told them not to do so. No matter the temptation or testing they stood firm and respected their dad. They wouldn’t drink the wine. Their dad was a very honored, loved and respected man by his children.
God compares how His people are treating Him now. He has told them what to do. He has spoken to them early. He has explained what He wants but His people were not listening. He makes the comparison so that you can see that while a human dad was honored, loved, and respected the God of Creation, the Heavenly Father did not get that same treatment. God was not being respected.
We must decide to love and honor God more than we do anyone or anything here on this planet. He is God. He deserves our love, honor, and respect. Don’t you agree?