For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see; and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there be such a thing. Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit (Jeremiah 2:10-11).
Today’s Morsel: May I ask you a question today, how’s your glory? How’s your splendor and illustrious beauty? The Lord said, "My people have changed their glory." Is He speaking of you today? Why would a person want to change what God has given them? We are created in His image and not the image of this world. I’ve noticed that we humans are the only one of God's creation that tries to change how God has made them. The animal kingdom has allowed how the Lord made them to continue as they were. The Lord asked Jeremiah, “Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil” (Jeremiah 13:23). The Bible says “And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built, And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit in her” (1 Kings 10:4-5). Notice that she fainted after what she saw. Do the people of this world who do not yet know Jesus take notice of you when you walk by or do they see you as just one of them? The Temple of God was beautiful. Paul said that we are the temple of the Holy Ghost. Our beauty is accomplished not by adding worldly things to us, but the things that God gives us, His Spirit. Our beauty begins with an internal change of heart and by allowing the fruit of the Spirit to manifest itself within us and work its way to our outward actions and appearance. Paul says that a woman''s long hair is her glory (1 Corinthians 11:15), and that if a woman cuts off her hair what did it profit her; it is a loss of her glory. Are you trying to change how God has made you? Let me encourage you, if you are going to change, change your heart and not your glory!
Sing: Change my heart Oh God, make it ever true, change my heart Oh God, may I be like you.