Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Talk Tuesday-Do Not Turn To Broken Cisterns

The Prophet Jeremiah, called by GOD in 626 B.C, was sent to warn the people of Judah to turn away from their idolatry and rebellion. The fall of Jerusalem and exile to Babylon were impending disasters. The people had turned away from Yahweh, the living GOD who freed them from slavery in Egypt, to worship the idols of the surrounding nations.

“'Cross over to the coasts of Cyprus and look, send to Kedar and observe closely; see if there has ever been anything like this: 11 Has a nation ever changed its gods? (Yet they are not gods at all.) But my people have exchanged their glorious God for worthless idols. 12 Be appalled at this, you heavens, and shudder with great horror,' declares the Lord. 13 '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 2:10-13

Have you ever run from GOD when you should have been running to Him? Have you ever felt so tired of waiting, so fed up of the way things were and so discouraged that you just wanted to numb the pain and feel better? What did you choose? Alcohol, drugs, shopping, movies, t.v., parties, illicit relationships, or other forbidden pleasures? You see, when we turn away from acknowledging the LORD as the only source of our strength, as the only One who is able to save us, when we get impatient and seek out other ways, we break His heart and hurt ourselves. We create for ourselves broken cisterns.

Whatever it is that you are facing today, continue to trust in GOD, to wait upon Him, to trust in His Son Jesus Christ and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, so that you will turn to the living water that brings everlasting life. This is how we are sustained in times of drought. Be blessed!