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Broken Cisterns

As I read through the Old Testament of the Bible, the words tell me about God’s holiness and justice. He has made a way for us to dwell with Him. God has given us precepts for living; his laws are good. But it is human nature to disobey. 

The prophet Jeremiah was directed by God to warn Israel. 

for my people have committed two evils:
they have forsaken me,
the fountain of living waters,
and hewed out cisterns for themselves,
broken cisterns that can hold no water.

Jeremiah 2:13

Currently my women’s Bible study is using a study guide titled, Discovering the God of Second Chances. Our nation needs a second chance. God is merciful and patient.

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

Join me in praying for revival.

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

4 Comments on “Broken Cisterns

  1. Sin is celebrated,
    apostasy is everywhere;
    churches desecrated,
    and God’s pushed from the public square.
    How could it have come to this,
    in our once-noble land?
    What fell signs did we miss?
    I do not understand,
    but pray to God with all my might
    for His intercession,
    the restoration of what’s right,
    that we may be again a blessing
    to all the world, with bright goodwill,
    a shining city on a hill.

  2. Hi Carol, I’m your neighbour on fiveminutefriday. All nations need a second chance, but my reading of the Bible is that God gave endless second chances throughout history, and still does, I hope and trust.

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