When God accuses Israel of abandoning Him, He likens their behavior to digging cisterns that cannot hold water, while having available to them a fountain of living water. Israel had followed the Lord out of Egypt and were freed from slavery. By Him, they were cared for and protected in the wilderness, and received a land to call their own. But then, resting in the riches of His blessings, they stopped asking for God. They stopped seeking Him. Israel failed to remember their need for God.
We should never stop asking for our Lord. For even more then His Providence, we are in greater need of His Presence. Wealth and comfort can be evidence of God’s Love and Mercy, but can also beckon us away from God if we are not careful. By our own hands, we may be able to achieve worldly success. But without the life-giving waters of the Lord, we will never be completely satisfied. Only by seeking to be near to God, by longing after His Presence, can we look forward to fullness of life now and for eternity. Follower of Christ, do not go astray, for you will only be toiling the ground endlessly for stale water that cannot be contained enough to drink. Instead, remember to seek after the Lord always. Look for His Presence and follow closely after Him. For He is the fountain of living water, by which your soul is satisfied.