Broken Pots or the Fountain of Life

For cross to the coasts of Cyprus and see,
    or send to Kedar and examine with care;
    see if there has been such a thing.
Has a nation changed its gods,
    even though they are no gods?
But my people have changed their glory
    for that which does not profit.
Be appalled, O heavens, at this;
    be shocked, be utterly desolate,
declares the Lord,
for my people have committed two evils:
they have forsaken me,
    the fountain of living waters,
and hewed out cisterns for themselves,
    broken cisterns that can hold no water.
Jeremiah 2:10-13

What provoked you to wander?

Why are you still trying to make your own god?

God questions why the Israelites left Him. None of the surrounding nations had, even though their gods were made of wood and stone and couldn't do a thing for them.

"I was your glory," He says, "yet you left me for a fantasy."

Have you wandered from the Lord? What fantasy are you trying to hold on to? Does it have any real power?

Does your significant other have power to save you?

Does food have power to save you?

Does alcohol have power to save you?

Does sex have power to save you?

Does money have power to save you?

These are all good things God has given for us to enjoy, but when we rely on them to hold us together, we realize our lives keep slipping through the cracks. They are broken cisterns.

Our God is a Fountain of Life. Return to Him, and you will never thirst again.

...whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.
John 4:14

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hello! I'm Faith. I'm a verbal processor who wants to love the Lord and love people with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. I write to think and think to write. I don't drink coffee. I am a dogless dog lover. I enjoy hosting large parties in my home, and I enjoy being alone. Join me in looking to Him and pursuing A Radiant Face.

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