Covid-19 Devotionals

The Water Filter

The house we purchased a few years ago has an elaborate water filtering system. This unit was fitted under the kitchen sink and takes a huge part of cupboard space … and that’s a negative for any wife! We decided to put the unit outside to recover the lost cupboard space. A quote was obtained from the installers, and soon the unit was fitted on the outside wall of the kitchen.

This system has a backwash of more than three times the amount of water filtered. I normally filter a 20 liter bottle that is fitted to a dispenser in the kitchen. This means that 60 plus liters are backwash water. To me, this was a huge waste, particularly as one pays for the water and the same volume in sanitation. I would capture the water into 20 liter containers and use it to water the pot plants.

This was time consuming because one needs to monitor the container catching the water to prevent overflow, which means water lost. Then you need to carry the water to the pot plants … most are on the other side of the house. This operation is a time consuming thing. Very often I would be busy with other things and miss monitoring the backwash water, and the container would over flow … and that was water lost. So, I measured the distance from the water filter unit around the back of the house (where are shed is), then along the other side to the middle of the house and purchased the needed fittings and water piping and fitted it today. The great news is that now I am able to filter water into the container for the house and the backwash water automatically flows into the flower bed on the other side of the house. Now there is no waste of water and time … both precious commodities.

(Technically … “The filtration unit used is known as Reverse Osmosis. To understand Reverse Osmosis one needs to understand osmosis. During natural osmosis, water flows from a less concentrated solution through a semi-permeable membrane to a more concentrated saline solution until concentrations on both sides of the membrane are equal. Reverse Osmosis however requires external pressure to reverse the natural osmotic flow. As pressure is applied to the saline solution, pure water flows from a more concentrated saline solution through the semi-permeable membrane. This membrane has a thin microporous surface which rejects impurities, but allows uncontaminated water to pass through. The membrane rejects bacteria, pyrogens and 85%-95% of inorganic solids. Polyvalent ions are rejected easier than monovalent ions. Organic solids with a molecular weight greater than 300 are rejected by the membrane, but dissolved gases pass through.”) “Having such a filtration system means … You have filtered over 500 dangerous contaminants from your water, including bacteria, mercury, lead, arsenic and chlorine to name just a few. Your family will not become ill from bacteria and chemicals in the water. You have taken steps to protect yourself and your family from heart disease, cancer, gastro-intestinal illness and even death caused by bacteria, heavy metals and minerals. You have eliminated the household chemicals and drugs that have found their way into the drinking water. Your water has no odor, isn’t cloudy, doesn’t smell and will not leave rust stains on fixtures or clothing. Some other benefits are … Prevent premature aging; Help remove waste products from the body; Reduce the risk of high blood pressure; Reduces the risk of cancer; Alleviates fatigue to the heart, liver and kidneys; Helps to speed up recovery; Helps in weight loss and keeping the fat off by converting fatty deposits into energy; Reduces water retention; Nourishes dehydrated and sagging skin, leaving it clear and healthy and Alleviates headaches and migraines without the use of medication.” (Article – Property 24).

It’s fascinating that we can use every possible means to prevent disease, ill health and untimely death … yet when it comes to our soul we tend to border on negligence! When you consider the Bible, the Holy, Divinely Inspired, Inerrant Word of God … you might ask: “What is the Bible all about?” That’s a good question as understanding the purpose of the Bible could result in better usage of the Bible. Here are some thoughts as to purpose:

The Bible is God Making Himself Known

The Bible, being God’s Word, is God making Himself known. On the pages of Scripture God reveals His person, character, personality. This is absolutely necessary, because once we understand God as the One, True, Living God, we understand all His attributes more easily.

The Bible is God Making His Works Known

The Bible, being God’s Word, is God making His works known. It’s great to know how Almighty our God is in creating everything out of nothing by His Word and sustaining all of His creation by His mighty power. Yet, there is another work … It is His rescue plan for man. Because of sin, man is in desperate need of salvation, which he cannot achieve himself because he cannot do anything to appease himself before God … so God sends His Son to be sin for us and pay the sin price we can’t pay.

The Bible is God Making His Purpose Known

The Bible, being God’s Word, is God making His purpose known. His purpose is that His Gospel be preached and that everyone who believes and repents will have their sins forgiven and be incorporated into the True Israel, God’s holy and eternal family.

The Bible is God Making His Works Known

The Bible, being God’s Word, is God making eternity known. Although most people have heard of heaven and hell, few people actually believe that these places are real. The Scriptures clearly and unequivocally teach of a real hell which means separation from God … and suffering … where heaven is union and intimacy with God forever.

A water filter cleans the water for better health. The Bible, used correctly, cleans the soul for better spiritual health. Meditate on Romans 12:1-2:

Ro 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Dear God, please help me to work on my spiritual health daily as I prepare for Glory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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