Day 23: God Is A Consuming Fire, Deuteronomy 4:24

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Theme: God Is A Consuming Fire

Scripture : Deuteronomy 4:24

For the Lord thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God!

Points To Ponder

We live in the age of Love. God is Love. God understands. God knows my

situation. God would never turn His back on me.

And you know…God is Love!

And He doesn’t want anyone to go to Hell.

That’s why He sacrificed HIS only Son to pay for our sin and provide a way of

escape.

But do not be fooled!

God IS a consuming Fire—He IS a Jealous God!

And HE does expect us to know that!

I grew up in a time when life was strict. We heard a lot about fire and brimstone

and how God prepared a special place called Hell for the devil and all who serve

him.

I was scared to death of hell.

I would do anything to NOT go to hell.

That was my motivation growing up.

But I have to tell you—I respected what God asked of me—and I did it!

I knew He loved me, but I also know—His Fire was hot and could consume me!

We don’t talk about that much anymore, but…it’s still true.

God does love us- God does understand, but…

We understand how someone committed a crime, got caught, went to trial, and…

Was convicted, and…wound up in jail, serving time, because of their crime.

See? God understands, but…

He is not going to get you out of the jail you deserve to be in.

So don’t be deceived—God IS love, but…He is also a consuming Fire.

If you know what you are doing is not pleasing God…

QUIT DOING IT!

It’s just that simple!

Well…it can be…and, it should be.

It’s up to you!

God of Love?

Or…

Consuming Fire!

It really is time to clean up our mess…

He deserves that!

Let’s Pray Together

Lord Jesus, forgive me for the times that I just say “God understands” as an

excuse to not try to do better. God forgive me for the times I have disappointed

you with my unwillingness to work on areas of my life that are not pleasing to

you. Lord, search my soul…reveal the areas that I need to work on and help me

have the strength to tackle those areas and make them pleasing to you. I know

that you are jealous of anything that takes your place in my life. I know that you

deserve my full attention and my top priority.

Lord, help me with the areas I need help in. Thank you , Jesus.

Amen