WHO IS ON THE LORD’S SIDE?
Text: “And when he was departed thence, he lighted on Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet him: and he saluted him, and said to him, Is thine heart right, as my heart is with thy heart? And Jehonadab answered, It is. If it be, give me thine hand. And he gave him his hand; and he took him up to him into the chariot. And he said, Come with me, and see my zeal for the LORD. So they made him ride in his chariot.” – 2 Kings 10:15, 16.
Comment: As Jehu continued his work of cleansing the land of Israel of Baal worship, he met a man called Jehonadab. Jehu interviewed him as to which side he stood in the war against Baalism and when he signified that he was on his side he invited him to join the chariot and be in alliance with him in the battle. – 2 Kings 10:15-23.
Jehonadab (or Jonadab) now pictures the people of goodwill, who, in their search for refuge and salvation, identify themselves with God Almighty and find refuge in His Organisation, symbolised by the chariot. The Jonadabs join hands with those of the Jehu class, the anointed Christians, in the battle against the devil’s organisation. All actions flow from the heart. People of God must not be lazy or half-hearted in doing His work. Those of the Jehonadab class must have the same purpose as the Jehu class and be willing to support them always in uprooting evil and planting righteousness in the earth. St. Paul exhorted, “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” – Hebrews 6:10-12.