Pride’s folly.

Jeremiah 13:9-10 “Thus says the Lord: Even so will I spoil the pride of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem. This evil people, who refuse to hear my words, who stubbornly follow their own heart and have gone after other gods to serve them and worship them, shall be like this loincloth, which is good for nothing.” Brethren, God has Jeremiah perform a symbolic example of how the pride of God’s people have separated them from His intimacy. Jeremiah is told to wrap a loincloth around around himself, travel to the Euphrates river (over 385 miles away) and hide the loincloth in the cleft of a rock. Later Jeremiah returns for the loincloth and the garment is ruined-it’s good for nothing. God says that the same is as the Jewish people. They were wrapped around God intimately to display God’s glory, and adorn God with service and praise. However, the Jews were enticed by their hearts desires and followed after other false gods. God then warns them again of the impending judgment and exile of His people under the Babylonian captivity. For personal application, we all struggle with pride in various sin dealings. I failed recently in this. I would urge us all to immediately fall into the grace of Jesus Christ that reminds us of our pride and natural depravity and causes us to depend that much more on the finished work of Christ, through faith alone by grace alone. Through your struggles, don’t let pride keep you from admitting or repenting. God bless you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: