November 23rd, 2016
Can God Use You?
Jeremiah 13:10-11 (KJB) This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing. 11 For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins of a man, so have I caused to cleave unto me the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah, saith the LORD; that they might be unto me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but they would not hear.
This particular girdle mentioned in this scripture verse was considered good for nothing. God had instructed Jeremiah to hide this girdle it in mud along the river earlier in this same chapter in Jeremiah.
I am sure older women today are especially familiar with the tight fit of a girdle. Girdles are not commonly worn today. In ancient times girdles were often worn even by men under long robes. Today, rarely is a girdle worn.
This particular girdle mentioned in this scripture was ordered to be left buried in mud by God. It was seen as a symbol of something rendered useless to God. Mankind can become useless for God through the hardening of his heart.
God will cast aside those who choose darkness rather than to honor and glorify Him.
Those who allow His light to shine through their lives always bring honor and glory to God.