Jeremiah’s Linen Belt (Day 24)

Read Jeremiah 13:1-14
   A linen belt was one of the more intimate pieces of clothing, clinging close to the body. It was like underwear. Jeremiah’s action showed how God would ruin Judah just as Jeremiah had ruined the linen belt. 
   Actions speak louder than words. Jeremiah often used vivid object lessons to arouse the people’s curiosity and get his point across. This lesson of the linen belt illustrated Judah’s destiny. Although the people had once been close to God, their pride had made them useless. Proud people may look important, but God says their pride makes them good for nothing, completely useless. Pride rots our hearts until we lose our usefulness to God.