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Where Are You Drinking From?


“For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, to hew for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns that can hold no water.” Jeremiah 2:13


What an indictment! The Israelites had turned away from God, the fountain of living water, and turned to idols – broken cisterns that could not possibly satisfy.


But perhaps it’s time we looked in the mirror. Would God have any reason to say these terrible words to us? Here are some “broken cisterns” that Christians can be tempted to buy into:

  • “Gospel lite” preaching that portrays Jesus as our friend, sin as our mistakes, and the Christian life as our party where prayer provides all the refreshments.

  • Post-modern thought that proclaims, “What’s true for you may not be true for me,” and, “There are no objective morals, just differing opinions.”

  • Social expectations that make the pursuit of money, career, and ambition the be-all and end-all of existence.


Take time to review the worldview and philosophy that you live by – and make sure you are drinking from the right source:

  • How would you define or describe God, sin, salvation, the Bible, and the Christian life?

  • How would you respond if someone contended that there were many ways to God or that morality was subjective?

  • What is your purpose in life? What are your goals? What are your ambitions?

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