For as the waistband clings to the waist of a man, so I made the whole household of Israel and the whole household of Judah cling to Me,’ declares the Lord, ‘that they might be for Me a people, for renown, for praise and for glory; but they did not listen.’ (Jeremiah 13:11 HCSB)
Next to you. Close. You brought them near so they would have real love. Not many of us have that kind of love. Also so that you and they would be famous, they would praise and glorify you. When they would praise you it would give joy to the one who praises and the one who is praised. Why Lord would they be deaf to your affection? I’m sorry Lord. Help me hear, trust, draw near. I want to faith me near to you and let the fear in me be washed away by your mercy.