It's like looking at one star in middle of a dark sky...
The star stands still while you fly up to it.
As you get closer you see someone standing there holding an object. You can't see what it is so you move even closer. It's a cup that is almost vase shaped.
You watch as person pours some water into top of it. -Before person even finishes pouring into it, water is flowing out parts of sides and bottom!
You watch person get upset and go for more water to fill cup.
You're still watching but you slowly start to float backwards, away from star and into space.
All of sudden you stop and watch water float right by star. It just continues to flow right on past this person that is still upset over holes in container...
Do you realize that we humans are too good at fighting to do more to fix a problem -and yet sometimes we miss flow of best?
God knew this He had it written down for us in Jeremiah 2:13. He said, "For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me, fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water."
The First Evil Let's look at first evil. God's people have left Him. He is fountain of living water. God doesn't have any holes... The flow keeps on continuing from Him with no end...
The Second Evil God's people hewing their own cisterns is second evil.
To really understand this verse we need to understand words that were used. The word 'hewed' means chopped, hacked, or shaped by cutting to be made smooth.