Jeremiah 2:13 ” 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.”

Spiritual adultery was the first sin God’s people committed. They willfully turned their backs on God and followed after their own devices…leading us to the second sin. Cisterns were pits cut out of limestone rock and lined with plaster to collect rainwater. God tells His people here that their attempt to circumvent His authority and rebel by trusting in their own understanding would only result in cracked and leaky cisterns that wouldn’t hold water. Jesus talked about this to the Samaritan woman drawing water at the well when He compared how its water could only temporarily quench thirst, compared to the spring of water welling up to eternal life – called Living Water – that would quench one’s spiritual thirst forever. “With joy you will draw water from the wells of Salvation.” (Isaiah 12:3)

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