One of the great things about Jeremiah is how the Lord God instructed him to deliver lessons using everyday things.
An example of this is Jeremiah 13. God asks Jeremiah to buy and bury a linen loincloth, remove it from its pit and show how useless it had become. By its continued sin, Judah has become useless to God. Judah had been God’s possession to show his glory, but now it had become spoiled.
God then asks Jeremiah to tell them, “Every jug is to be filed with wine,” (Jeremiah 13:12 NASB). Judah smirked back saying, “Tell us something we don’t know.” The figure was designed to show how Judah was like stumbling, bumbling drunks who didn’t realize how foolish they were.
God tells Judah, “’Thus says the LORD, “Behold I am about fill all the inhabitants of this land ― the priests, the prophets and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem ― with drunkenness! I will dash them against each other both the fathers and the sons together,’ declares the LORD,” (Jeremiah 13:13-14a NASB).
The same can be true of us if we become useless, and are not glorifying God, sharing his gospel and have turned a blind eye to sin.
God gives all a chance to repent. Here’s a good idea: let’s take that opportunity and obey God today.