Friday, January 10, 2014

The Tale of Two Wells

All throughout our lives, we seem to have the goal of happiness. Everything we do, we do in an attempt to make ourselves feel good and to satisfy a desire for happiness. But alas, nothing we can find in the world seems to satisfy any of these desires.

We may try to fill our lives with pleasures of everyday life,  but they will just leave us empty. We may try to fill our lives with distractions and work, but there will be times in which we must think on our state. We may try to fill our lives with helping others, a noble cause, but even that or other good works will not satisfy our desires.

Isaiah 55:2-3 says,
"Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David."

Indeed, why do we keep trying to buy waters at the well of the world that will never satisfy us? The Bible tells us that Jesus is the well of living water. This means, that when we "drink" from his words and teachings, we find a happiness that satisfies and satisfies forever. And the best part, it's free!

So why do we keep looking for satisfaction from the well of the world? Why don't we seek the Lord, and drink of the Living Well and truly be satisfied?

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