Jeremiah 2:13: For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
Meditation: Wow! Can you even imagine having a spring of water, let’s say an artesian well providing fresh water in the near east but deciding to gather water that will stagnate in cisterns that are broken? That’s exactly what Israel was guilty of and we as Christians too. We have forsaken the source of living water (Jesus) that’s always fresh and refreshing and decided to gather the polluted water of this world in cisterns that are broken! How foolish we are! God calls it evil.
Prayer: Dear Lord, please help me to understand that this old world has nothing to offer me that’s wholesome and that which seems refreshing will not last long and what seems authentic is often counterfeit. You and you alone are the source of that Living Water that will satisfy the thirst of my soul!