Presentation on theme: "Parents Love Giving Gifts It makes us happy to see our children happy. Unfortunately, the gifts we seem to give today are often centered on the material."— Presentation transcript:
Parents Love Giving Gifts It makes us happy to see our children happy. Unfortunately, the gifts we seem to give today are often centered on the material things.
The Rechabites (Jer. 35) What Jonadab (son of Rechab) gave his children was priceless! His children understood, embraced and shared the gifts he gave them… to their children… and their children to theirs.
Gifts That Matter the Most What about gifts that are centered on the greatest gift one can give: a joyful and enduring relationship with God! This is what Jonadab (son of Rechab) gave to his children (and their future offspring).
The gifts of Humility, Simplicity, and Integrity. While there was no OT law against wine (outside priestly duties or the Nazarite vow): Jonadab commanded against it. Jer. 35:6 They were to live in tents, live off the land (not plant seed/vineyard). Jer. 35:7
The gift of long life. The purpose of commanding a simple, nomadic and alcohol free life was to bless them with: simplicity, humility, and integrity. Jonadab’s children honored their father (grandfather, great-grandfather). Exo. 20:12; Eph. 6:1-3
The gift of fellowship with God. Ultimately, the gift that Jonadab gave his offspring was what God gave to His offspring: fellowship with Him.
What Legacy Will You Leave Behind? Material gifts eventually get thrown away or break down. The enduring gifts of God keeps on blessing generation after generation. This gift is not limited from a parent to his children, but from God’s children to any and all who will accept the gift of life.
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