Monday, August 16, 2010
Water, Water Everywhere!
Jer 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.
I am convinced that the devil is an absolute marketing genius.
Picture in your mind a beautiful fountain gently spewing forth sweet, refreshing waters. A sign nearby advertises, "Living water, drink here and you will never thirst again."
Now envision brackish, impure water seeping into the earth from its hastily hewn ditch. Dead, decaying animals lie strewn about the edge of the ditch bank.
Now, imagine the old snake oil salesman, the devil, erecting a sign next to the putrid pond, "You only go around once in life, grab all the gusto you can get."
Now, the kicker... people are lined up by the billions to drink the toxic tonic, while only a few stoop to ingest eternity.
That, my friends, is the way it is August 16, 2010.