The Lord’s words to Jeremiah have a timeless quality. They speak of people who choose to trust in their own strength and philosophy, instead of drawing from the life God offers. In a word, they speak of pride. Note that these words are spoken about God’s people. We are not immune to pride, rebellion, and replacing God as the center of our lives. God is the only source of life that endures. What fuels your leadership?
My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.”—Jeremiah 2:13
Prayer: Lord, speak truth to us about the source of our leadership motivation and philosophy. Show us the futility of trusting in human strength and manmade systems. Fill us with Jesus’ humility and God-confidence as we kneel to drink Your living water. Revive us again, we ask in Jesus’ name, amen.