You feed them from the abundance of your own house, letting them drink from your river of delights.
For you are the fountain of life, the light by which we see.
New Year – Same God
How many times a day do we ask the Lord to please take care of something for us? I probably sound like a broken record to Him (haha). I asked that question, because these verses settled my heart a little differently today. David is singing this song to the Lord and basically saying, “You take care of us. You feed us from your house and let us drink from your river of delights. You are the fountain of our life that never runs dry. You are our light for us to see this, Lord.” When you love someone you take care of them and give them the very best of what you have. God is giving us an abundance from His house and letting us drink from His delights.
David goes on to call the Lord “the fountain of life” and “the light by which we see.” The definition of a fountain is the source from which something proceeds or is supplied, a spring of water issuing from the earth and a reservoir containing a liquid that can be drawn off of as needed. Jesus confirms in John 7:37-38 He is the fountain of life for us. Now on the last and most important day of the feast, Jesus stood and called out [in a loud voice], “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink! He who believes in Me [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Me], as the Scripture has said, ‘From his innermost being will flow continually rivers of living water.” He also confirms He is the light in which we see. “Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, “I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” John 8:12 AMP Our Heavenly Father gives us an abundance of what He has and who He is out of His great love for us.
I pray this over you as we close, “And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.” Ephesians 3:18-19 NLT
It’s a new year, but He’s the Same God of David and of you.