Are you building your own cistern?

Written by Michelle Jacobson

It's like looking at one star inrepparttar middle of a dark sky...

The star stands still while you fly up to it.

As you get closer you see someone standing there holding an object. You can't see what it is so you move even closer. It's a cup that is almost vase shaped.

You watch asrepparttar 137685 person pours some water intorepparttar 137686 top of it. -Beforerepparttar 137687 person even finishes pouring into it,repparttar 137688 water is flowing out parts ofrepparttar 137689 sides andrepparttar 137690 bottom!

You watchrepparttar 137691 person get upset and go for more water to fillrepparttar 137692 cup.

You're still watching but you slowly start to float backwards, away fromrepparttar 137693 star and into space.

All ofrepparttar 137694 sudden you stop and watch water float right byrepparttar 137695 star. It just continues to flow right on past this person that is still upset overrepparttar 137696 holes inrepparttar 137697 container...

Do you realize that we humans are too good at fighting to do more to fix a problem -and yet sometimes we missrepparttar 137698 flow ofrepparttar 137699 best?

God knew this He had it written down for us in Jeremiah 2:13. He said, "For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me,repparttar 137700 fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water."

The First Evil Let's look atrepparttar 137701 first evil. God's people have left Him. He isrepparttar 137702 fountain of living water. God doesn't have any holes... The flow keeps on continuing from Him with no end...

The Second Evil God's people hewing their own cisterns isrepparttar 137703 second evil.

To really understand this verse we need to understandrepparttar 137704 words that were used. The word 'hewed' means chopped, hacked, or shaped by cutting to be made smooth.

Did You Use Your Sword Today?

Written by Michelle Jacobson

It's real easy to look atrepparttar physical world around us and not see swords being used. To even find one it is often necessary to go to a museum. So what am I talking about?

The Word of God Do you know thatrepparttar 137684 Word of God isrepparttar 137685 sword ofrepparttar 137686 spirit? We are told in Ephesians 6:17 that it really is. This truth is more powerful than we realize...

Trickery We find this verse inrepparttar 137687 section that explains that we are to put onrepparttar 137688 whole armor of God. He tells us to do this so that we are able to stand againstrepparttar 137689 wiles ofrepparttar 137690 devil.

The word "wiles" means 'trickery'. We wearrepparttar 137691 whole armor of God to protect ourselves fromrepparttar 137692 trickery ofrepparttar 137693 devil.

Spoken Word Jeremiah 1:12 tells us that God is alert as He looks out for His word to do as His Word says. He doesn't sleep or avoid it in any way. He is alert and anxious to do what He said He would do.

The Word of God isrepparttar 137694 Sword ofrepparttar 137695 Spirit. We are told things all day long that may or may not be true. We need to overlook this and realize that God never lies (Titus 1:2) and He speaksrepparttar 137696 truth.

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