As a belt clings to a person’s waist, so I created Judah and Israel to cling to me,” says the LORD. “They were to be my people, my pride, my glory – an honor to my name. But they would not listen to me.”
Jeremiah 13:11 (NLT)
A belt usually fits fairly tight around one’s waist. This passage is a clear picture of how close the Lord is willing to cling to His people. We ought to cling back just as tightly, unlike Judah and Israel, who would not listen to the Lord.