How Clean is the Water You(r) (Will Be) Serving

Česky: Pitná voda - kohoutek Español: Agua potable
Česky: Pitná voda – kohoutek Español: Agua potable (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Proverbs 5:15-20 (NIV)

Drink water from your own cistern,
running water from your own well.
Should your springs overflow in the streets,
your streams of water in the public squares?
Let them be yours alone,
never to be shared with strangers.
May your fountain be blessed,
and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
A loving doe, a graceful deer —
may her breasts satisfy you always,
may you ever be intoxicated with her love.
Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man’s wife?
Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman?

Proverbs 5:15-20 (KJV)

Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.
Let them be only thine own, and not strangers’ with thee.
Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

I like the illustration of water and purity here. It’s a pretty simple illustration. Your water begins as being completely purified and we are suppose to keep it this way, so that upon our marriage we may give our spouse our clean water to drink. The unity of marriage gives us the gift of being able to drink our spouses water. We have to keep in mind though that your (future) spouse, as well as your self, is extremely thirsty for water and you have to be able to provide water to your spouse for the rest of his or her life. This means we can’t give away our water and we can’t contaminate it. If we do so, we are going to make each other sick and not have enough to provide for our spouse.

There are lots of ways to contaminate our water and in todays day it is very easy to do so. Think to yourself what are some of the ways, obvious or not so obvious, of contaminating your water; what are some ways or making you less pure? What things do you do in your life that may contaminate your water? How is the content that you are watching on tv, listening to in music, viewing online, talking about with friends/coworkers, and etc affecting your water? Take a closer look into what are doing. A good challenge to do, especially when you are watching tv, is count how many times during the program you are watching, that they reference or joke about something that may contaminate your water. One or two contaminations may not do much, but little by little they add up. If you take a cup of water and squeeze one drop of black dye in it, no one will know the difference.  But if you continually put in drip by drip, you will turn your water black. The more contaminated your water gets, the more your water turns to mud. Would you like to serve mud to your spouse?

We must also be careful not to give our water out to others. When we do that we loose some of our water, and we also contaminate it with whatever they have in their water. The results are horrifying.

Keep your water pure. Keep it to yourself. That way you may be able to provide your spouse with clean water, day after day. The great news is, even if you do loose some water or contaminate it, there is a way to get it back, and purify it: Jesus. Jesus makes us pure again as long as we seek Him and ask for it.


4 thoughts on “How Clean is the Water You(r) (Will Be) Serving

  1. Excellent writing and I agree, we can compromise the Faith unwillingly, it’s in the “little foxes” that can destroy the vine. Sometimes we can compromise the true faith once delivered to us, by allowing others think they be walking in the true faith.

    Paul wrote in Eph 5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
    Eph 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
    Eph 5:7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
    Eph 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
    Eph 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
    Eph 5:10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
    Eph 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
    Eph 5:12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
    Eph 5:13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
    Eph 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
    Eph 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
    Eph 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
    Eph 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

    So let’s make sure that we separate ourselves from everything that does not equate with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and His Doctrine as written in His Word.
    Not all faiths lead unto Jesus Christ. So do not walk with those that know not the Lord. Ecumenism is not from the Spirit of the Living God.

    In His Eternal Love…….

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