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Forsake not the fountain, part 2
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Not only do we have spiritual blessings we also have physical blessings given to us by God.

Marriage is perhaps the greatest physical blessing given to man.

As God was finishing the days of creation, He stated that 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 marriage bond is an institution given by God and needs to be respected and upheld as such.

So, God has given us spiritual blessings through Christ that our souls can know peace and heavenly reward.

God desires that all men be saved, but He will not make them follow Him. He has given us the physical blessing so that we can have companionship as we strive to live for Him each day.

People looking for a spouse should look for someone who will help them get to heaven.

Man needs to understand God’s great love and care for all men.

Still, some would forsake the flowing fountain to partake of the murky water of the cistern.

Countless millions refuse to believe in God at all. They chose to trust in man’s explanations of creation and existence rather than to trust in God.

Such ones fail to realize that it takes much more faith to believe in the story of evolution (it does not meet the criteria to be a theory) than it does to believe 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 church was in the plan of God it was not an after thought as some would teach today.

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.

God gave instructions for men and women to come together in marriage and to treat each other with respect and dignity.

The children conceived in love many times are hurt the most by the filthy water from a broken cistern. Parents who have drunk from Satan’s dipper are blinded by lust and sin which leads to spiritual death (James 1:13ff).

God wants man to never have to “drink” from a cistern, broken or otherwise. He has provided the life-giving stream, the water of life, Christ Jesus.

If man will follow Christ, walking in His steps, this life can be great. Our homes can be the place of love, safety and protection that God has intended.

Our walk taking us from this life to the next can be made easier, by trusting in God and being helped by fellow Christians.

May we never forsake the fountain of living water.

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