"They have dug for themselves broken cisterns that hold no water." Jeremiah 2:13
Imagine being surrounded by fountains of fresh spring water, rejecting that and building a cistern out of rock. At best the well would be full of leaks, the water discolored with a funny taste. What kind of man would do that? And yet many of us prefer 'well water' to the fountain of life that God offers us! Many of us spend our time looking for satisfaction in our jobs, hobbies, friends and parties, organizations, etc. There is nothing wrong with wanting to excel in our work, in sports, in being popular, having a successful business, or getting good grades. But do we put as much time and effort in getting to know the One who made us? Do we make speaking to God, reading the Bible and following Him a priority?
In John 4, Jesus encounters a Samaritan woman at a well and he asks her for water. He tells her, "If you knew who it is who is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ perhaps you would have made a request of him, and he would have given you living water. All who drink from this well water will thirst again but whoever shall drink from the water that I will give to him will not thirst for eternity.
Instead, the water that I will give to him will become in him a fountain of water, springing up into eternal life.”
Lord, may I always make the right choice! Your living water and never stale water from a broken cistern made by my own hands!