Pr. 13:14: “The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to turn one away from the snares of death.”
I love this word picture. A fountain of life. Isn’t that something for which people have been searching for ages? Oh, wait. That’s the fountain of youth. 🙂
A fountain of life sounds so much better. Life springing forth; arching and splashing; shining, shimmering, and refreshing. Wow!
The Word of God is just such a fountain. His laws, His wisdom, His words of salvation are full of life…eternal life that will keep us from the snares of death. His laws aren’t binding, restrictive constraints to keep us enslaved. His laws give us freedom. His Spirit gives us liberty. His salvation gives us eternal life.
Sin, on the other hand, binds us and keeps us captive to its ways. It brings pain, heartache, destruction, and death. Satan came to steal, kill, and destroy. Jesus came to bring to salvation to all who believe and call upon His name.
Who has been bound in a negative way by forgiving? I can see that forgiveness splashing over onto others. Who has been enslaved by loving others as himself? Love springs forth, creating even more love. God’s Word offers life that is beautiful. When you love God with all your heart and soul, you become a light that shines in the dark places of the souls of others. You refresh the dry soul and lead them towards eternal life and joy.
If you want to turn away from the snares of death, the Word is what you need. If you want to enjoy a fountain of life, the Word is what you need. Don’t believe the lies that the Word will bind you. It is satan and his sins that bind. Jesus came specifically to set you free! Splash through the pages of the fountain of life today.
Enjoy the freedom,