What is Jesus saying personally to me today
How many lessons or benefits were there for Jeremiah in this passage? Was it that this was faith building, fine tuning his listening, deepening trust or just that God ended up providing him a tangible sign for him to relate to others? I don’t know the answer, but what I hear is that even if what God asks us doesn’t make any sense at all, it will at some stage and that it was always more sensible that anything we could conjure.
Thank you for speaking to me Jesus
How do I respond to what Jesus is saying personally to me today?
There are so many things that God is doing that I just do not understand. It doesn’t make any sense to me, its not rational in my way of thinking, it just doesn’t make any sense! I am sure that Jeremiah questioned why God asked him to do things that made no sense but he actually went off and did them without any apparent reluctance or belligerence. So instead of half believing, of half embracing, of half trusting, I pick two things that I need to completely trust that it is all gods plan, in Gods way, in His time and that he only uses the things of this world to bring me closer to him.
I believe that all you do is nothing but love me. Take away my worldly sensibilities and replace it with a trust and faith in you. May I be like Jeremiah, obedient, serving and faithful to you.
The Lord said this to me, ‘Go and buy a linen loincloth and put it round your waist. But do not dip it in water.’ And so, as the Lord had ordered, I bought a loincloth and put it round my waist. A second time the word of the Lord was spoken to me, ‘Take the loincloth that you have bought and are wearing round your waist; up! Go to the Euphrates and hide it in a hole in the rock.’ So I went and hid it near the Euphrates as the Lord had ordered me. Many days afterwards the Lord said to me, ‘Get up and go to the Euphrates and fetch the loincloth I ordered you to hide there.’ So I went to the Euphrates, and I searched, and I took the loincloth from the place where I had hidden it. The loincloth was spoilt, good for nothing. Then the word of the Lord was addressed to me, ‘Thus says the Lord: In the same way I will spoil the arrogance of Judah and Jerusalem. This evil people who refuse to listen to my words, who follow the dictates of their own hard hearts, who have followed alien gods, and served them and worshipped them, let them become like this loincloth, good for nothing. For just as a loincloth clings to a man’s waist, so I had intended the whole House of Judah to cling to me – it is the Lord who speaks – to be my people, my glory, my honour and my boast. But they have not listened.’