A fountain is something I’ve wanted for myself as long as I can remember. I used to live near a friend who had a conservatory with a fountain just outside it. You could sit there listening to the birds singing and the water bubbling … I joked that for me, the commandment: “Do not covet your neighbour’s house” should read: “Do not covet your neighbour’s fountain.”
I love water-features, in garden-centres or in formal gardens, and here God talks about justice flowing like a river, and goodness like a never-ending stream. He repeats His displeasure at the oppression of poor people, and assures Israel of His presence with them if they would do good. Any worship-rituals the Israelites performed were worthless to God while there was no love of justice in the land.