I seldom blush anymore. In fact I rarely see anyone blush. When I was young I did, so did others. I remember asking how to pronounce “t-o-i-l-e-t”. I blushed when I was told. I was a good reader. I don’t know to this day why I did not know the word. I guess because we said “outhouse.” To this day I still won’t tell you when and where I learned that word! I would blush!
I’ve been reading Jeremiah. God recounts many sins against Israel.
God is greatly disturbed at the “prophets and priests” who are not speaking truth, instead they are saying all is peace, peace. He asks:
Jeremiah 6:15 “Were they ashamed because of the abomination they have done?
They were not even ashamed at all;
They did not even know how to blush.
God makes a mockery of the people who cut out a part of a tree trunk to make an idol, then burn the rest of it. In my words I would say, “How stupid can you be! You think you can replace me with that little piece of wood that you whittle out to make some weird little statue? I would blush at such stupidity!”
Well, God does pretty much say that. He basically says “ask your “Tinker toy” to help you. I’m outta here.”
This 2020 year shows us how much good some of our toys/idols are to us. And still many “prophets and priests” are saying “Peace, peace.”
We are finding out!!!
Spot on as always my friend!!!
I treasure your kindness. Be blessed.
I remember using the word “outhouse”. I like your comparison of an idol to a “Tinker toy”. We can’t rely on those toys to make a difference.
Yes, we treat our gods as Tinker toys. If one doesn’t bring us joy and success, we can sit down and try a different design to see how it works. I am now wondering if I had never seen the word, toilet, to mean grooming oneself. Maybe that’s the reason I couldn’t make sense of it. I still don’t use the word in that fashion. Perhaps I can figure out how to do so in a Fictioneer’s story some week. 😀
Thank you for your gentle and kindly written post. I will say no matter what prompt comes from a fiction writers perspective more than ever in our lives must God’s people write His Holy Truth from the Word if even in humour but honestly and kindly, You have that Gift.Bless you.
You are so kind, Faye. Thanks for the nice encouragement. And thanks for efforts to keep me balanced. 😀