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Broken cisterns, part 2
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God has blessed man with both physical and spiritual blessings. God created man a place ready to occupy; air, food, water, and peace all were a part of creation. As God was finishing the days of creation, He stated it was not good for man to be alone, and so Eve was given to Adam and the home had its beginning. To that union children were given, another of God’s blessings to man. The home serves as a safe haven to all who are truly Christians. Satan tries constantly to destroy homes, but God wants His blessing to endure. Satan was able to cause Adam and Eve to sin, but God wants man to avoid sin and follow Him.

God has given spiritual blessings through Christ that souls can know peace and heavenly reward. He has given physical blessing so that we can have companionship and walk through life seeking to follow God.

Just as the people of Jeremiah’s day chose to drink from the murky water of the cistern countless millions do the same thing today. They choose to trust in man’s explanations of creation and existence rather than to trust in God. Others fail to see the importance of the Church that Jesus built (Matt. 16:18). They drink of the cistern of vain teaching (Matt. 15:9), choosing to follow men rather than to study God’s word for themselves and to become children of God according to God’s plan.

The blessing of the home has been destroyed many times by those who would drink long and deep from the broken cistern filled with fornication and adultery. The children conceived in love many times are hurt the most by filthy water from a broken cistern. Man, today had developed such “wisdom” that some cannot distinguish between male and female. God created both male and female and that cannot truly be changed. “So, God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” (Genesis 1:27).

God wants man to never have to “drink” from a cistern, broken or otherwise. He has provided the life-giving stream Christ Jesus. If man will follow Christ, walking in His steps, this life can be great. Homes can be the place of love, safety, and protection that God has intended. Trusting in God and obeying His will is what God has planned from the beginning. God left it up to man to make the decision, follow God or follow man. God has always and still wants the best for mankind, but God made man a free moral agent so that man has to decide to follow God’s way or his own way.

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