Igdaliah was a man that lived during the times of the prophet Jeremiah, during the days of Jehoiakim, son of Josiah king of Judah. Not much is said of who Igdaliah was, but what is said of him is voluminous in its commendation. Of Igdaliah, it is said, that he was a man of God (Jeremiah 35:4).
What can we learn from Igdaliah?
Now what may seem as a passing reference has deep meaning upon close scrutiny. When was the last time, someone referred to you or someone you know, as a man or woman of God? Imagine, what a honorable title that would be to bear. To be known as a man of God implies that the person belonged to God. To belong to God means that, that person has been bought with a price. 1 Corinthians 6:20 states that we have been bought with a price and the price that was paid for our redemption from sin and its wages, which is death, is the very life of Jesus Christ. We have been purchased with the blood of Jesus (Acts 20:28) and those who believe in this belong to God. All who believe are men and women of God, as they belong to God. We must seek such a title as well.
Do you belong to God as Igdaliah did?
Jeremiah 35:4 (KJV)
4 And I brought them into the house of the LORD, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah, a man of God, which was by the chamber of the princes, which was above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the door: