Thirst

Today’s Devotional Tidbit – February 5, 2007
Thirst
Jeremiah 2:13

If I’m thirsty, I usually go somewhere I can get a drink. That only makes sense, huh? An unnatural response to thirst is to go where there is no water. If I’m walking down a dusty road dying of thirst and in front of me appears a sign that reads “dry well that way” and “flowing water” this way, I’m going toward the flowing water, usually. However, Israel did the opposite in the time of Jeremiah. They tried to get water from their own broken cisterns. When I rebel against God, I try that magic act too and I always fail to quench my thirst.

“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

Jeremiah was simply stating that Israel was traveling down the wrong road. He, in fact, is there to bring them back to God. Unfortunately, Jeremiah was the last person Israel wanted to listen to. How many of us have been in the same circumstance, going down the wrong road when we know it’s a dead end? We need to get back on the right path. God loves each of us. He is the ultimate guide and will never lead us astray. He wants us to have a natural response to our thirst. He wants us to drink from His spring of flowing water. That water is nice and cold on a day full of scorching struggles.  Drink up!

Yours in Christ,
Brian Humek


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