Weekly Pursuit – Week 4 of July

Sep 1, 2020 by


Jer. 2:13 “For My people have…forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, to hew out for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, which hold no water.”



The book of Jeremiah may be likened to a walnut: on the outside there is a hard shell, and on the inside there is a kernel. This kernel includes three matters—what God wants from us, what we are in our fallen condition, and what Christ is to us. Jeremiah strongly presents these three matters to us, but they are concealed within the shell. In order to see these three things, we need to “crack” the shell of Jeremiah and concentrate on the kernel inside.


What God wants from us is mentioned mainly in 2:13, which reveals that God is the fountain of living waters. God wants us to take Him as the fountain of living waters for our living. This means that He wants us to take Him as the source, the fountain, of our being. The only way to take God as the fountain of living waters is to drink of Him day by day. By drinking we take into us the living water that issues from God as the fountain.
The most evil thing in the eyes of God is to forsake Him as the source, as the fountain of living waters, and to turn to some other source. All other sources are idols. In this verse the idols are likened to broken cisterns, which cannot hold water. People today are busy hewing out for themselves all kinds of cisterns. Actually, these cisterns are idols. As we consider this situation, we need to realize that God wants us to take Him as the fountain, the source, of our life and our being. (Life-study of Jeremiah, Msg. 40)

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