Jeremiah 2:13 (ESV)
For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me,
The fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves,
Broken cisterns that can hold no water.
When you give thought to this passage you find that sin is really a two pronged hook. First, we reject God and second, we embrace Satan and his diabolical ways. Both of these things break the heart of God. You see, God is of such holiness and purity that our sins separate us from Him (Isaiah 59:1,2). Note Habakkuk 1:13
“You who are of purer eyes than to see evil and cannot look at wrong, why do you idly look at traitors and remain silent when the wicked swallows up the man more righteous than he?”
In His holiness God must punish wickedness, surely rejecting God is wickedness. But, embracing the archenemy compounds our sinfulness. Yes, choosing sin over righteousness puts us at enmity with God (James 4:4).
God is calling us to repentance and righteousness today. We must seek Him while He can be found (Isaiah 55:6). Today may be the only day we have to seek the Lord. Let’s not waste it.