Proverbs 14:27 “The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.”

In college we used to go fountain hopping. The campus had quite a few large fountains and on a hot day there was nothing better than to jump on in and cool off. It was so refreshing feeling the cool water cascade over you.

With that in mind, picture jumping into the life giving waters of the fear of the Lord. The fear of the Lord is refreshing, pure, clean, life giving, and overflowing. Jesus said in John 10:10 that He came to give us life in abundance, the fullness, of life in Christ, a life more abundant than what this world has to offer. Are you experiencing this abundant life? Is your life overflowing with love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control? What is hindering that fountain from refreshing you to the full?

Could it be that there needs to be more focus on the fear of the Lord in your life? The fear of the Lord is a a fountain of life. It brings life. It refreshes life. It overflows with life. Like going fountain hopping on a hot day. Jump on in!