This morning, I woke up thinking about people and the ways that they live.
No matter who you are, there are two basic ways in which you can go on living your life.
One way is to live for your self enjoying the pleasures of this world as much as you can, as often as you can, and as long as you can. When this is your pursuit, you might work long and hard in order to have the most money to buy these pleasures with. Or you might be lazy and expect the government to provide for your addiction to pleasing yourself.
The other way is brought about by salvation. When God grants you His saving grace through the blood of Jesus Christ, you become a new person. You begin to daily put off "self" and put on "Christ". That is to say, you no longer live for you but instead you live for God.
So, this got me to thinking. The most popular way to live is the first way. That way is all about drinking out of those broken cisterns. On the other hand, many people claim to live the second way. Yet, even many of those people are clamoring for the broken cisterns.
Be appalled, O heavens, at this;
be shocked, be utterly desolate, declares the Lord,
for my people committed two evils:
they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters,
and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that hold no water.
God has offered His people a fountain. This fountain has living water, that never runs out. This fountain has living water, that satisfies your soul. This fountain, is God Himself!
Won't you drink with me?