Jeremiah 2:18 (GNT with Deuterocanon) 18 What do you think you will gain by going to Egypt to drink water from the Nile? What do you think you will gain by going to Assyria to drink water from the Euphrates?
So often we long to drink someone else’s water. We believe that what someone else has is better than what God has supplied us. The Israelites always desired what other nations had. God often quenched their desire by exile. We lose what God has given us when we spend our time trying to get what God has given someone else.
“The white man’s ice is colder,” is a saying in the African American community that describes when blacks want what whites have even when we already have the same thing. Envious desire is sinful and it tells God we reject what God has supplied already. So let’s drink water from our own well and worship under our own vine and fig tree.
Lord we thank You for Your grace and mercy. We thank You for the water you have given us. Teach us to let it quench our thirst.