“My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.” Jeremiah 2:13
The prophet Jeremiah was told by God that the people have committed two major sins: they abandoned God, and substituted something other than the word of God as their source of guidance. There is a great lesson for us today in these words; for many of us have sought after the world and the perception of wealth and cultural acceptance.
In the end, we are all going to realize that the cars, the houses, the jewelry, and all the other riches of this world will matter NOTHING - absolutely zero. Meanwhile we spend the bulk of our time every week working to buy the next big thing. We fantasize of winning the lottery and living the easy life. We chunk away money for vacations and club memberships, and the world continues to consume us in our attempt to consume.I’ve been there and chased the world; and was not satisfied; nothing in this world will ever be enough. No matter what we earn or what we buy, there’s always something more to covet.
I know this to be true. About 10 years ago, I had a front row seat for this scenario. I was the head of a growing company with plenty of disposable cash. No matter what I obtained, watches or cars or whatever, I couldn’t wait for the next thing on the list. I was never satisfied.
The only thing guaranteed to bring us pure joy and satisfy desires, is to chase after God and follow his word, through Christ. As a nation, we’ve turned our backs on Him. We’ve forsaken the one true source of fulfillment and given ourselves to the pursuit of things that will never measure up to Him, and we are paying a price as we chase after this culture’s sewer water.
Daily Battle Order:
What does it mean to you, to return to the Spring of Living Water? Do you glorify God, and work for the Lord in all you do as a man or are you an adolescent playing video games. Today, be intentional in your efforts to focus on joy and not things. Be so convicted in your actions that others will want to know more about What, or Who, drives us.