“For with You is life’s fountain. In Your light we will see light.” (Psalm 36:9 CSB)
The way of wickedness and rebellion is useless. Those who follow this direction have no real dread of God. In their pride they celebrate their ability to do evil and seem to get away with it. They see wisdom as useless, and they spend their strength on looking for ways to get deeper into their life of evil, as if it will somehow do them some good.
But why? Why would anyone want to live a life that is bent so much toward evil, toward self-centeredness? Interestingly, it is because, although they think they understand life and themselves and are fully free, in reality they are living in darkness and are walking through a spiritual desert, oblivious to the truth.
Here is the truth: God’s faithful love reaches to the heavens, and His faithfulness to the skies. He is the Preserver of life, as well as the Author of it. The Lord is the Source for a fountain that gives life. When people open their eyes to His light, that is when they realize how much they were in the darkness.
God offers His love to everyone. He invites everyone to come to the light, and to drink from His fountain of life. But He does not force anyone. If someone wants to sit around planning evil, He allows them to do so. There will be a price to pay for this, in that those who choose this direction for their lives will ultimately fail and fall and will be unable to get back up. Still, to all God holds out His hand of grace and invitation and calls everyone to come and drink the water of life.
Lord, How wonderful it is to drink from the fountain of life You have provided through the cross and resurrection of Jesus. Thank You for life and for light. Thank You for the opportunity to live a life of significance with You. Amen.