12 The heavens are shocked at such a thing and shrink back in horror and dismay,” says the Lord. 13 “For my people have done two evil things: They have abandoned me — the fountain of living water. And they have dug for themselves cracked cisterns that can hold no water at all! — Jeremiah 2:12-13 NLT
We look around us and see all the violence, evil and chaos and we wonder why? Why is this great nation that God has so abundantly blessed for over two hundred years in such disarray? Could it be that we, as a nation, have “abandoned the fountain of living water”? We, like King Solomon have gone out over all the earth looking for pleasures and “new” things only to find that every earthly thing is really meaningless. Solomon, the wisest man in the world “set out to learn everything from wisdom to madness and folly”. His discovery was that greater wisdom brings greater grief and more knowledge brought more sorrows. He learned that nothing was really new, it only seemed new because we did not learn from history and that there is little hope that future generations will learn from our mistakes. In the end, Solomon found that it is best to “accept the way God made things for who can straighten what He has made crooked?” Let us be wise and learn from Solomon’s misadventures. Anything we do on earth that does not advance the kingdom of God is like pouring water into a broken bowl or putting our money into pockets that have holes in them. All of those efforts will net us nothing in eternity. Instead of spending our time and money seeking earthly pleasures and adventures, let us do the works of the Father which will make us rich in rewards in eternity.
19 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. — Matt.6:19-21 NLT
“The Gospel has come to you because it’s on its way to someone else.” – Anonymous