In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Three Coins in the Fountain.”
Let us look at Jeremiah 2:13 where the LORD says,
“For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.”
Let us seriously examine ourselves to discover whether we have indulged in these twin evils of forsaking the LORD and setting up our own idols. The LORD alone is “the fountain of living waters” and can satisfy all our soul’s needs.
We are reminded of Jesus’ cry / invitation on the last day of the feast (festival) of tabernacles / booths found in John 7:37, 38 (NKJ):-
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
He alone can satisfy! How are we responding to this invitation of our LORD? Does it strike a chord in our hearts? Ponder on the LORD’s words.
What about our broken cisterns? What are the things, apart from the LORD, that we have built up (or are in the process of building up) to displace the living LORD’s rightful place in our lives? The LORD says that they are inadequate to satisfy our soul’s needs since they are broken. They can’t hold any water, let alone “living water” and are insufficient to meet our deepest needs.
So, this day, let us ponder on what the LORD has to say to us. Let us have the Psalmist’s desire and hurry to the LORD for fulfillment.
“One thing I have desired of the Lord,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord,
And to inquire in His temple.” – Psalm 27:4, NKJ.
We are His temple today; 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20, NKJ.
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
The LORD has given us the ability to choose to remove the broken cisterns from our hearts and fill the spiritual temples of our bodies (and hearts) with HIM. He wants us to behold His beauty and “Taste and see that the LORD is good! How blessed is the one who takes shelter in him!” – Psalm 34:8.
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. – James 4:7-10, NKJ.
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with a shout of joy. – Job 8:21, HCSB.
It is for us to decide Whom or what we would choose to satisfy the desires of our souls. Let me put it another way: what is the greatest desire of our soul?
Jesus said, “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.” John 6:37.
Come to the “Fountain of Living Waters” and be satisfied.