Hebrews 12:29 (NASB) "for our God is a consuming fire."They say that it is so large and so hot that it has created it's own thunderstorm! Knowing the effects of fire, my heart goes out to those suffering from the Australian Brush fires. They say over 12 million acres have burned and are still burning. Today's verse isn't one of those pleasant feel good kind of verses, it speaks the Truth relating to God. Having been in a consuming fire, I can tell you that's not a place where we want to be. The verse refers to honoring God with a reverence like we would a consuming fire. When you see houses, land, belongings and even people burned beyond recognition, you come away with a reverence for fire. I am sure that God's Fire is a thunderstorm all to itself! May we live and serve God and each other with the reverence God delights in! And say a prayer for all those effected by the Australian fire and the firefighters working hard to extinguish them! peace, tom
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