Jeremiah 17

“O LORD, the hope of Israel, all who forsake you shall be put to shame …for they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living water” (v13). God declared that His people had valued wealth more than Him, compromising their obedience to Him in order to get comfort and pleasure (v1-3). Those who turned away from the Lord, the source of life, were like dry shrubs in the desert, destined to shrivel (v5-6). But those who trusted in the Lord were like “a tree planted by water …” (v7-8).

The abundant life we desire is found by walking closely with Jesus. In Him we remain alive and healthy, not fearful of the future, always bearing fruit (v8).