GOD OR IDOLS?
                                                             Jeremiah 2:9-13 (557)


   Introduction

         A.  In 626 B.C. God sent a young priest by the name of Jeremiah to deliver a message to
               the people of Judah charging them with two evils.  Jeremiah 2:9-13

               1.  The two evils were forsaking God, represented by the fountain of living waters, and
                    worshipping idols, represented by the broken cisterns.  V13

               2.  The people of Judah had forsaken God their source of life and eternity to worship
                    idols that provided nothing.

         B.  Let’s examine these two evils and make application.

     I.  God’s people had forsaken Him, the fountain of living waters.

         A.  What God had done for them vv6-7: ________________________________________

         B.  Judah forgot what God had done for them.  Vv8-9

         C.  Is it possible for us to forsake God?  I know that God will not forsake us.  Hebs.
               13:5

               1.  God is our fountain of living waters.  The Holy Spirit. John 7:37-39 (786):
                    Acts 5:32

               2.  Jesus will lead us to living fountains of waters.  Revelation 7:13-17 (909);Rev. 22:1

               3.  Can we forfeit these blessings?  Hebrews 3:8-13 (884)

    II.  The people of Judah were also guilty of worshipping idols, described as broken cisterns
          that couldn’t hold water.

          A.  Baal and other false gods.  Jeremiah 2:8,20-28 (557)

          B.  Are we hewing broken cisterns?  Are we guilty of worshipping the false gods of
                immorality? Galatians 5:19-21 (862)

Conclusion

          A.  The people of Judah had forsaken God who had given them everything for idols who
                provided nothing. Jeremiah 2:11 (557)  Have we?
          B.  If you judge yourself guilty, repent!