[My people] have abandoned me, the source of living water, and dug for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that cannot hold water. This is taken from Jeremiah 2:13.
Satan the Devil is intent on neutralizing the lifesaving guidance we receive from Jehovah. Moreover, our own ‘treacherous heart’ could interfere with how well we respond to Jehovah’s directives. Jeremiah 17:9 tells us: “The heart is more treacherous than anything else and is desperate. Who can know it?”
Satan tries to influence the thinking of people by providing false information and deceptive propaganda. 1 John 5:19 tells us: “We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.”
In addition to printed material, the globe—including remote parts of the earth—is blanketed with broadcasts via radio, TV, and the Internet. Although such sources may feature items of interest, they often advocate conduct and standards that are contrary to Jehovah’s standards. For example, the news and entertainment industries speak of same-sex marriage as if it were acceptable, and many people feel that what the Bible says about homosexuality is extreme. 1 Corinthians 6: 9, 10 tells us: “Or do you not know that unrighteous people will not inherit God’s Kingdom? Do not be misled. Those who are sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, men who submit to homosexual acts, men who practice homosexuality, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, revilers, and extortioners will not inherit God’s Kingdom.”