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.
Today’s verse reveals a profound truth about our human condition and our relationship with God.
God is the source of all life, goodness, and blessing. He is the “spring of living water” that satisfies the deepest longings of our souls. However, instead of turning to God and trusting in His provision, we often try to find fulfillment and satisfaction in other things.
Sometimes we dig our own cisterns, hoping to capture and contain the blessings we desire. But these cisterns are broken and cannot hold the life-giving water we crave.
The first sin that Jeremiah identifies is the sin of forsaking God. We turn away from Him and seek our own way, thinking that we can find fulfillment and happiness apart from Him. But the truth is that we were created to be in relationship with God, and apart from Him, we will never find true joy.
The second sin is the sin of self-reliance. We try to meet our own needs and desires through our own efforts, thinking that we can create our own blessings. But no matter how hard we try, we can never create anything that can truly satisfy our souls. Our efforts are like broken cisterns that cannot hold water.
The message of this verse is to repent. Only God can satisfy the deepest longings of our hearts, and we must turn to Him and trust His ways. We must forsake our own ways and rely on Him alone.
Remember the truth of Jeremiah 2:13 and turn to God, the source of living water, to satisfy our souls.
Lord, help me to always trust You. Let my heart and mind align to Yours. Forgive me for trying to live life without You.