Wells that don’t hold water
The thing about water is thatÂ I don’t crave it when I have only been filling myself with other things. Â When I use water as my main thirst quencher, the other things, like sodas, are tasty but they don’t quench thirst as well. I think that is true spiritually as well! When I am unsatisfied with my life and want to live a fulfilled meaningful life, I need to fill myself with Jesus and his word and nothing else! I am notorious for looking for satisfaction somewhere besides Jesus. Â And there are lots of good and tasty ways to grow in faith but I have discovered that they do not quench my thirst; I don’t necessarily desire Jesus more!
Weâ€™re always looking around, trying to find something to make our lives happy and significant. We think, â€œIf I just sign up for this study or buy this CD or join this small group, God will satisfy me.” Â God does use those things but they are the cup! Â The only way to be satisfied is when I am able to drink the living water because of these things!
The Bible says in Jeremiah 2:13, â€œMy people have done two evils: They have turned away from me, the spring of living water. And they have dug their own wells, which are broken wells that cannot hold waterâ€ (NCV).
Not only have we rejected God and not looked to him to meet all our needs and satisfy our lives; weâ€™re also trying to meet our needs on our own. These wells weâ€™ve dug arenâ€™t going to hold water.