Jeremiah 2:13 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.
INTRODUCTION: Water is a symbol of life, both carnal and eternal. In these verses of scriptures God speaks to Israel and declares that they have forsaken Him, the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns.
I can remember when people caught their water in cisterns. They would put gutters around the house and use them to direct the water from the house into the cistern. It was a big old concrete jug in buried in the ground.
Most people did it because they didn't have a choice. That was the only way they could store water. The problem is that everything on that roof would wash down into their drinking water. Anything that happened to climb or crawl in and fell in would stay right there in the water they drank.
Most people never thought of the impurities in their water. It is kind of the same with Spiritual water. Instead of getting spiritual refreshment directly from the Lord, all some people get is what comes from someone else that has caught something and stored it. They too have no idea of the impurities that might be in it.
It is important for us to know Jesus as our Lord and Savior and go directly to His Word. He is the living water and if we have Him we will never thirst.