Monday, August 24 2009
Verse Of The Day: V13 “For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.”
1. Man Commits Evil
V13 “For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, ...”
Someone commented the other day, “Pastor, it seems that whatever the world philosophy is, it seems so convincing and true that there is no God.” Indeed since the fall of man, man has refused to acknowledge his creator and thinks that he knows all the answers in life. Man has become so proud that he believes that he is his own destiny and no one can tell him what to do! Man has failed to realize that God is the Fountain of Living Waters and when he drinks God’s Living Water or he believes God’s Living Word, the Bible, he shall never thirst but shall be satisfied all the days of his life and through all eternity.
John 4:14 “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”
2. Man Commits Another Evil
V13 “For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.”
Man not only commits evil by forsaking God but he commits another evil by worshipping idols. Why do man worship idols? Man is created by God in His image and with a soul that thirst for God. However, instead of worshipping his creator, man chooses to worship nature, things made by man, or things or people he places above God. These idols can be the sun, the moon, his loved ones or they can be his material possessions and even his thirst for power or fame. Sadly, these idols can never truly satisfy the spiritual thirst of man. Only God, the Fountain of the Living Waters can truly satisfy man’s thirst!
3. Man Commits Good
Unless man acknowledges and worships God, his creator, he shall always be a miserable and purposeless man living in a selfish and godless life and committing the two evils of forsaking God and worshipping his idols.
Psalms 42:1-2 “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?”
Prayer of the Week
Dearest God, please help me always to do good and thirst after You.