“They press out oil within their walls, And tread winepresses, yet suffer thirst.”
The Bible teaches that true life will only be experienced when a person is in relationship with God through Christ. This is due to the fact that we are, by nature, spiritual being. Just as our natural bodies have appetites that must be satisfied, so spiritually, we crave relationship with the God who made us. Job describes a person apart from God as a man who is treading wine and yet still suffering thirst. Every attempt we make to satisfy our thirst for God without Christ, will never truly satisfy us. Yet, it seems that many will try just about anything other than Jesus.
Israel’s history is filled with seasons of idolatry. Although they knew YHWH, they still tried to satisfy their spiritual yearnings with images of wood or stone. Today, at least in the west, it is not very common to see someone bowing to stone images, but it is common to see people trying to fill a spiritual void with natural things. We pile up possessions or run from relationship to relationship hoping to satisfy an emptiness within our lives, that can only be filled by God. Jeremiah called this “digging cisterns that cannot hold water” (Jeremiah 2:3).
Perhaps today is the day to start over. Don’t take another step without getting to know the God who made you. You can do his by believing Jesus Christ loves you and died for you. You can actually receive Him into your life and begin a relationship with Him. If that is your desire, perhaps praying he following will help you get started.
“Jesus, I believe you love me and died for me. I ask You to come into my life, forgive me of my sins, and make me your child.”
If you prayed that prayer, take a moment to let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We would love to help you walk with God.