For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water. (Jeremiah 2:13).
Today’s Morsel: When we lived in Okinawa, Japan, it was not uncommon for us to be put on water rationing. Most people in the world today don't understand what it was like in olden times to have to draw water from a well for drinking, bathing, or washing clothes. Getting water from a well or fountain was essential to life and living. But what we find today, is that most people take water for granted. Like the people in Jeremiah's days, they try to find their own water. The Lord told Jeremiah, “For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.” In trying to do it their own way they had gone from the Lord. And the Lord said that this was evil. In other words, this was the wrong thing for them to do. Anytime you go from God you are heading towards evil. What about you? Are you trying to satisfy your own soul and thirst? “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David”, The Lord said (Isaiah 55:1-3). Friend, only Jesus can satisfy your soul.
Sing: Only Jesus, can satisfy your soul. Only He can take your heart and make you whole. He’ll give you peace you never knew, sweet love and joy and heaven, too. Only Jesus can satisfy your soul!
Thought For Today: Satisfaction of the soul requires the real thing! (Parker)