The Bible tells us that even a child will be known by his doings. Even a child. From childhood, we set a pattern in our lives. We will live a faithful life for God, or not. God makes it very clear to us that we live either on one side of the fence or the other. There is no in between.
James 3:11 poses the rhetorical question, “Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?”
Ever drink from a water fountain that was nasty? I know I have. The college I attended put countless water fountains in for us students. Over time, we could tell you which water fountains were good to drink from, and which were horrible. Honestly, if I was thirsty, I would walk up or down stairs to the floor that had the good water fountain.
The difference was that great.
It’s the same way in our lives. We will be known for either being a blessing or being a burden. There is no in-between. Imagine if the mailman delivered your mail faithfully half the time. It wouldn’t be very faithful would it? He wouldn’t be someone you could count on. You wouldn’t trust him with your valuables, or a bill that needed to be paid.
I challenge you, as I challenge myself. Let us endeavor to be faithful in all that we do. Let us act responsibly and do what is right on a consistent basis. Only then will we be known as a faithful servant. As we live for Christ and serve Him responsibly, our testimony will shine for Him. And our trustworthiness will speak for Him.
What kind of fountain are you?