“Be astonished and appalled, O heavens, at this; be shocked and shrivel up with horror, says the Lord [at the behavior of the people]. For My people have committed two evils: they have forsaken Me, the Fountain of living waters, and they have hewn for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns which cannot hold water.” Jeremiah 2:12-13 [AMP] -> me: Sorry folks, Jeremiah is going to be a tough book to go through. Jeremiah gets to be the bearer of the message of God to His people that they will suffer judgement for their behavior. ‘Forsake’ means to abandon, renounce, or give up on something. They have turned their back on the One who holds the ability to provide for all of the people’s needs; both material and spiritual. A provision that never can be lost…but they instead build cisterns (holes in the ground that would be lined with plaster) to hold water. The problem is that their human weakness has produced broken cisterns which will leak all of the water they try to fill the cisterns with -> futility. Our family has seen first hand the provision of God to provide every thing, spiritual, emotional, and material through His faithfulness this last year. YET, we must stay vigilant not to let complacency slip in. We must stay in pursuit of Him, in constant leaning into His grace and mercy. Relying on what only He can provide; anything else is abandonment and destined for failure.