“Therefore I will yet bring charges against you,” says the Lord, “And against your children’s children I will bring charges. For pass beyond the coasts of Cyprus and see, Send to Kedar and consider diligently, And see if there has been such a thing. Has a nation changed its gods, Which are not gods? But My people have changed their Glory For what does not profit. Be astonished, O heavens, at this, And be horribly afraid; Be very desolate,” says the Lord. “For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water. (Jer 2:9-13)
God will take Israel to court for its inconsistency. The charge is idolatry, God even looking at the nations around to see if anyone had swapped their gods for another, even though they were just dumb idols. He found no one. Israel, however, had exchanged the only true living God, the source of all life, for an idol. The judgment would be for three generations, with heaven and earth bearing witness.
Not only is Israel an adulterer, leaving behind her husband, but she refuses the gift of living water. Instead, she prefers to dig her own well and store it in a tank full of holes.
In today’s world, like Israel, we have walked out on God and gone after other things to try and fill the vacuum; new phone, new car, new house. They only satisfy for a time, because there is always something new coming down the road.
Any relationship takes time and effort. Prayer, reading and studying the Word, meditation, and contemplation all take time, but the benefits are life-changing.